From The Pastor’s Desk – July 22, 2012

Dear Beloved Parishioners and Guests,

From all reports, many of you were even happy to celebrate our Sunday liturgy down in the basement as we once did in the 50’s!  Also, you warmly accepted the closeness in the Shrine for our weekday Liturgy.  Thank you for accepting this adjustment to our liturgy schedule.  Hopefully this will only take place for a couple more weeks!

Received this e-mail today and thought I’d share this with you for enjoyment:

*There are at least two people in this world that you would die for.

*At least 15 people in this world love you in some way.

*The only reason anyone would ever hate you is because they want to be just like you.

*A smile from you can bring happiness to anyone, even if they don’t like you.

*Every night, SOMEONE thinks about you before they go to sleep.

*You mean the world to someone .

*You are special and unique.

*Someone that you don’t even know exists loves you.

*When you make the biggest mistake ever, something good comes from it.

*When you think the world has turned its back on you… take another look.

*Always remember the compliments you received. Forget about the rude remarks.

And always remember….when life hands you Lemons, make Lemonade!

Good friends are like stars…you always see them, but you know they are always there…Whenever God closes one door, He always opens another.  I would rather have one rose and a kind word from a friend while I’m here, than a whole truckload when I’m gone.  Happiness keeps you sweet; Trials keep you strong, Sorrow keeps you human; Failure keeps you humble; Success keeps you glowing, but only God keeps you going!

Hopefully you enjoy some of these ‘sharings’ and find them thought provoking or inspiring.  Feel free to send us some of your favourite pieces of prose or poetry.

We are now preparing the Church Decoration Donors list to be inscribed for our Memorial Plaque at the entrance of our church.  It is never to late to make a donation or to add to your previous donation.  We are truly thankful for all your generosity!

We sincerely wish all of you a wonderful enjoyable summer.  Live happily and drive safely – taking God with you will help!