October 9 - November 13 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM St. Elizabeth Seton Church - Cry Room

The Ministry Of Mothers Sharing (M.O.M.S.) invites you to join other Christian mothers for a six-week spiritual workshop. Topics such as self-esteem, stress, personal growth, friendships, and everyday spirituality are discussed. Connect with other moms, share your faith journey, and just take an evening once a week for yourself. All Moms are welcome! Childcare will be provided.

Orientation on Thursday, October 2, from 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM, at St. Elizabeth Seton Cry Room. For more information or to sign up visit www.ccopmoms.org.

Blessing of Pets

In honor of St. Francis of Assisi

Oct 5, 1:30 PM
Marian Grotto
St. Augustine

Please bring your pets on leashes or in carriers.

From the Pastor...

My brothers and sisters: I need to go backward to go forward. First, just another shout out to Roxanne Rasmussen and her team for a HUGE amount of work to make our parish picnic work so well! And for everyone who contributed, a big thank you! It really does take a village!

Second, I was so pleased to bless our teams in faith formation - children, middle school, high school, adults! What you deliver is the truth of our faith. I cannot thank you enough. And I was equally blessed to have before me the myriad of people who minister to make our parish work. What all of you do makes my mind go numb! What a gift as you realize the ministry of Jesus in action. You do it in liturgy, learning and living!!!

And to the picnic... For me personally, to just sit and chat, and spend time with you meant more to me than you can imagine. Thank you for a great picnic weekend! And if you did not make it... there is no better way to spend a September Sunday. There's always next year...

(See this week's bulletin for the complete article.)

Giving Tree Calendar Now Available

Envelope assembly
November 8

Envelope distribution in vestibules of both churches at ALL Masses.
November 15/16 & November 22/23

Rectory Garage cleared out and ready for gift storage
November 29

Gift Bag Drop off at Rectory Garage
December 6/7
-- 10 am to 4 pm
December 8-12 -- 3:30 pm to 6 pm.
December 13 -- 9 am to 6 pm
December 13 -- LAST DAY for all gift bag drop-offs

Delivery day
December 14 -- 8am - 2pm

Women In God's Spirit (WINGS)

Monday, October 6, 2014, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Pope John Paul II Activity Center Women of all ages are invited to join us for the start of our Fall Season of Call To Social Justice (Call to Family, Community, Service). Our speaker, Sr. Joann Heinritz, will speak about Christ Our Life: The Human Person Is Created To Know, Love and Serve God. Please bring a friend to share this faith-filled evening.

The remaining dates for this Fall Season are October 20, November 3, November 17, December 1, and December 15.

Ministry Sign Ups

Ministry sign-ups for the coming year will be different from the model used in previous years. Fr. Paul will preach at all Masses on one of the weekends, focusing on the importance of shared stewardship of time and talent. Additionally, ministry sign-ups will take place as follows:

In the vestibules of each church after every Mass this last weekend of September

All ministry coordinators will contact their existing teams and see who wants to continue. Anyone who will be continuing will be handed a sign-up form.

Sign-up form [click here] will also be on Facebook.

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