Congratulations to Zoey Nguyen and Khai Nguyen who will be celebrating their First Communion at this Saturday (May 21) evening’s Mass, and to Annie Shifflett and Juliana Peters who will be doing likewise at the Sunday morning 8:30 Mass. May they always know and be assured of their place at the Lord’s Table as we continue to grow together in our love and faith at St. Catherine’s.
As I mention growing “in our love and faith together at St. Catherine’s,” a very big ‘thanks’ to Anna Babin who took on the daunting task of sharing the homily with me last Sunday at all four Masses. She invited you to participate in our outreach to five Afghan refugee families who have just arrived in the US. We will keep you informed and up to date as we proceed with this new ministry for 2022/23. Watch this space as we will need your help and support; volunteer opportunities will abound.
It has finally come to pass: I am getting out of here for the first time in almost three years for a vacation. This means there will be no weekday Mass for the next two weeks (May 23 – June 3). The weekend Masses will be as usual. I am here this weekend, then gone for two weeks. I will introduce you to our visiting priest for the May 28/29 Masses in next week’s epistle via Flocknote. Don’t miss me too much.
Triumph over Death (Anastasis) by master iconographer Sister Marie-Paul.