I invite you to come join us at our first In-Person Bingo Raffle and Bake Sale this Friday, July 30th from 5-7pm. This event is sponsored by the St. Benedict Events Committee and will be held at the St. John Bosco Multipurpose Room. The raffle tickets (bingo cards) will be 3 for $10, or $5 each and we will use Smartie candies as the bingo markers. Pizza and bake sale items (individually wrapped) will be available for purchase. Please mark your calendar to come to this fun event where you can win prizes playing Bingo with your friends! RSVP Today to hold your spot for this super fun event! (RSVP HERE)
Last weekend, I reported that we received a grant from our Bishop through the Charity and Development Appeal (CDA) proceeds and the "Today’s Children, Tomorrow’s Leaders" endowment in the amount of $25,000. The grant was designated to our St. John Bosco School Tuition Assistance program. I thank the Bishop for considering our school for the grant. My thanks, also, to you for your generous support to the CDA. The recent update for our parish participation in the CDA shows that 238 families from our parish community have participated in the appeal so far with a total pledge of $87,717. This represents 102.56% of our total goal of $85,000. I am so glad we made our first goal (monetary) for this year. We are getting very close to making our second goal as well, which is to have 300 families from our parish participate in the appeal this year. I thank everyone who has participated in the appeal. I encourage those who have not yet participated to consider sending their pledge or payment this week. Remember, no amount is too small or too large! Thank you so much. (Link to CDA giving HERE)
Pope Francis has established throughout the Church the celebration of the World Day for Grandparents and Elderly beginning in 2021 on the fourth Sunday of July, near the liturgical memorial of Saints Joachim and Anne, the grandparents of Jesus. Find out more... (Link is HERE)
Have a wonderful weekend and remain blessed!
Fr. James Aboyi, VC