This bears repeating:

Lectors: With concerns over Covid and therefore many not being in church, the number of Lectors Carol has to choose from (St. Jude) seems to be smaller than in the past. If you are normally on the schedule and are once again at Mass and willing to help, please let her know.

Younger and New: it would be great to have some of our high school students (especially some of you who were such good readers when in grade school at Masses) to have you consider offering your time and talent as a Lector too. How wonderful it would be to see young faces (with their parents) attending Sunday Mass and visible in such a powerful way. By your own example and witness, you would effectively bring other young people in as well. The Parish (Tricia Sloma or Sue Fassett) will help train you as a Lector, so you will be most comfortable in the role.

Youth Group:  Fr. Greg and I have talked at some length about seeing how many students might be interested in once again coming together in a Youth Group setting.  The day, the time, always a challenge, since so many are in sports and other extra-curricular activities.  If you would have an interest (or parents, in asking your children to consider a Youth Group), please speak to Fr. Greg or me at any time or let your teacher (in our school) know, or Mr. or Mrs. Dlugosz (if you are at Marian) so word can get back to us and we will follow through. We know Sunday afternoons and evenings can be precious time with family or just preparing for next day school, but maybe a Monday evening, following the 5:30 Mass at St. Jude??  Begin to think about teens, parents, and younger students who may want to begin now building the special relationships that can come through Youth Ministry.

INSTANT ONLINE CHURCH DIRECTORY:  Many pics in the directory are missing which only makes it that much more difficult for staff to know you.  Please help the school, if a school family, by submitting a current pic and let our parish secretary know to get you into the directory if you are not, though I think there are directions on how you can do that yourself too.

If you’ve had a death in your family or any other change in who you feel should be pictured, please submit a new pic or stop me at church and I can take a pic of you here and add it (The same can be done at Sacred Heart to add an update; just let Father know).

It is such a useful parish family tool to know people better, if only. . . . It’s what it means to be part of a family, to be identified as part of them. ~Fr. John


I am the light of the world, says the Lord; whoever follows Me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”
~John 8:12