Here are the announcements from the July 21 St. Rose of Lima bulletin. The complete bulletin can be found on the St. Rose of Lima bulletins page.
With GREAT Appreciation: Guardian Family Services wishes to thank St. Rose of Lima for their continued support through the years, with the Annual Fish Fry donations, the Giving Tree, and other wonderful donations we receive throughout the year. We are so appreciative for everything that you do for us, and for the community. Thanks so much, and God Bless You All!
Mark your Calendars: On Saturday, August 24, we will celebrate the Feast Day of St Rose with a pot luck supper BEFORE Mass. The pot luck will begin at 4:30 and conclude prior to Mass at 6:30. The church will provide the meat and a sign-up sheet will be placed in the back of church for side dishes and desserts. Please plan on attending!
COPE needs Saltine Crackers: This month COPE is asking for Saltine Crackers. Don Harper reported a record breaking number of families needed help through COPE’s food pantry last month. The need in our community is great, so please give generously as you are able.
Aug 3rd-4th – Special Collection for Reviving Catholic Church in Eastern Russia: Our four sister parishes have been asked to support this summer’s mission appeal with a special collection for reviving Catholic Church in Eastern Russia. NB – Russia with a land mass is two and a half times larger than the USA (11 time zones), has only 4 big Catholic Dioceses served by about 200 priests (compared to 45,000 in USA) e.g. Diocese of Irkutsk is 1.5 times the size of USA and has only 38 priests with a mission to help fellow Catholics and to open more churches. The progress is slow and painstaking, but by God’s grace yes it is happening. Your support will help revive the Catholic Church in Eastern Russia. Please give generously on Masses on August 3rd-4th, 2013.
GOD BLESS the 4 PARISHES @ Metropolis, Grand Chain, Mound City & Cairo. Fr. Mujule says its now a year since he began his new pastoral leadership of the above four parishes and he is grateful to God for you all parishioners as witnesses of Jesus in our parishes, and as we patiently wait for more news on Diocesan Pastoral Plan of Parish Renewal & Restructuring. Like St. Paul, Fr. Mujule says – I thank the Lord who stood by me and gave me the strength to proclaim his Gospel to you all – 2 Timothy 4:17
Knights of Columbus (KoC) support for Hope Unlimited – Metropolis: KoC – Council 1055 is having a benefit to raise funds to purchase an Ultra Sound Machine for Hope Unlimited – Wednesday July 31st, from 5-10pm at El Tequila’s Restaurant, Metropolis. NB – 20% of all proceeds will be donated to this project. So come joins us.
St. Rose of Lima Pool Party: There is a sign-up sheet in the back of church for our Annual Pool Party. It will be held on Sunday, August 4th from 6:00-8:00 PM at the Metropolis Country Club. The church will provide the hamburger, hot dogs, and drinks, and ask that the parishioners bring side items, and desserts. Please mark your calendar and make plans to attend.