I hope everyone is able to enjoy this Labor Day weekend even if it is just thanking God for the beautiful weather. Please continue to pray for your neighbors as we move from summer to fall activities. Here is what our Council is doing for September.
1) Please consider helping our Parish by volunteering to help Mary Alberici with all the Confirmation masses this month. With over 150 young adults receiving Confirmation yet needing social distancing, our Parish is hosting 10 masses this month to provide the sacrament. The Parish needs volunteers to provide hospitality at these masses to guide candidates and their families. The list of masses is below.
2) We will be hosting a Council social distancing cookout on Tuesday Sep 15 at 7 pm in front of the Athletic building. Similar to our event before the summer, we will serve hamburgers and hotdogs, yet retain social distancing. Masks are required. Bring a chair, something to share, and a smile (behind a mask).
3) Since our fundraising ability is limited, I will be highlighting each month a charity that we normally support using our fundraising budget. Please consider contributing to these charities on behalf of Holy Angels Council. Just 8 council members, families, or friends contributing $25 each equates to a $200 donation. Please consider posting to your social media accounts our request to support our charity of the month.
September's Charity of the Month is Little Sisters of the Poor. Each year, the Little Sisters sponsor their Nun Run which our Council decided to support again this year. A much reduced Nun Run will happen on Sep 12, but the Little Sisters still need donations to support their ministry. Please consider donating by visiting their website: http://www.littlesistersofthepoordelaware.org/
4) I teach Religious Education to high schoolers to prepare them for Confirmation. This year, the Parish program will be an at-home program. I am complementing the weekly at-home worksheets with entertaining yet educational videos to provide a better faith formation opportunity. I will include links to these 8 min videos on my weekly updates. They are fun to watch, and you may learn something new about your religion and faith. The first video link will be at the end of September.
Below are the dates & times for Confirmation masses. If you can help, please contact Mary Alberici at 302.731.2209 or email@example.com.
Friday September 11 @ 7:00pm in Holy Angels Church
Saturday, September 12 @ 10:00am in Holy Angels Church
Saturday, September 12 @ 1:00pm in Holy Angels Church
Saturday, September 19 @ 10:00am in Holy Angels Church
Saturday, September 26 @ 10:00am in Holy Angels Church
Saturday, September 26 @ 1:00pm in Holy Angels Church
Please say a special prayer for teachers, parents, and school kids this week. They are or will soon go through high anxiety as they balance education and social contact. May the Holy Spirit provide them with the seven gifts: wisdom, understanding, counse, fortitude, knowledge, piety, and fear of the Lord. All seven are needed at the beginning of this school year.
We remember and thank the parishioners in the 2000s that sacrificed to build Holy Angels church that today allows the parish to seat 138 people for each weekend mass and for each sacramental mass (First Communions last month and Confirmations through Oct). The Parish updated its weekend mass schedule. There are now two English and two Spanish masses.
*English - Sat @ 5 pm, Sun @ 9 am
*Spanish - Sun @ 1 pm and 7 pm
Our council continues to hold virtual business meetings via Zoom and phone each first Tuesday of the month. I invite every member to drop in, give us an update on your situation, and to keep engaged with our Catholic fraternal organization seeking to leave no neighbor behind during this trying time. Attached is the proposed budget for 2020-21. We will be discussing and voting on it on Sep 1.
Tuesday, Aug 25 is our bi-weekly rosary at 7:30 pm. We will be saying a rosary for educators and school children.
Lastly, we received word that Thomas Shumosic passed away this week. While not a member of our council, Tom was a Knight and had been active at Holy Angels, once serving as Holy Angels Athletic president. So you may have known Tom.
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