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Upcoming  Events

A Note from Fr. Sebastian!

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TLord, “make our hearts burn while you speak to us.” Those are the words from today’s Gospel Acclamation, our Alleluia! as we continue to celebrate our risen Lord during this season of Easter. Many of you participated in our celebration of Divine Mercy last Sunday. Through the sacrament of reconciliation, our willing detachment from sin, and our worthy reception of the Eucharist, God restores us to the life He had intended before the fall. Today’s second reading, taken from the First Letter of John, reminds us of how we can remain in that state of grace, telling us, “Whoever keeps his word, the love of God is truly perfected in him.” For those times we fail, we have a God who loves us so much that he seeks us out and beckons us to return to Him. 
This Friday, April 19, at 7:00 p.m., we have our regularly scheduled third Friday of the month Mass of Anointing with Adoration and Benediction. After Mass, we will have prayers for healing and the opportunity to receive the sacrament of the anointing of the sick for those who are seriously ill or are suffering the infirmities of old age. Please join me as we come to receive the many special graces from the Lord, who loves us dearly and wants to restore us and make us whole.
I thank everyone who worked hard last Saturday to make our Capital Campaign Bingo a success. I wish to extend a special thank you to the St. Joseph Bingo Team members from Jacksonville who have been helping us get established with the procedures for running the game. Moving forward, from next month onwards, our Parish Bingo will be held on the second Saturday of the month rather than the first. Of course, we need volunteers to help with the various    activities. Our Parish Bingo is an opportunity for fellowship with parish members and a way to help support the parish with the generous contribution of your precious time.
Finally, I ask all of you to join me in wishing a fond farewell to Laurie Neill who has served as our bookkeeper for the past eight years.  Our diocese is transitioning to a financial management system for parishes known as Shared Services. As of 1 April, financial matters  normally handled at the parish level will now be taken care of by the diocese, thus eliminating the need for a parish bookkeeper. Laurie has served us faithfully during her tenure and will continue in her ministries as a member of our parish. Her husband, David Neill, will continue to serve the parish caring for our building and grounds. Please thank Laurie for her service and keep her in our prayers as she explores the next phase of her career.

 

May God continue to bless all of you abundantly during this holy season
Fr. Sebastian

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April 17, 2:00 pm
Pat Cook will be giving a presentation on Women of the Bible in the Family Life Center. 
All women of the parish are welcome to attend. 
 

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GriefShare is a special weekly 90 minute seminar and support group designed to help you through the grieving process after a loss through death. Consider joining us on Tuesday afternoons from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. The upcoming cycle begins on February 6th and runs through May 5th. You are welcome to join us at any point during the cycle. For further information visit GriefShare.org or call Eva Copeland at 386-454-2358. 

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