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Pontifical Mission Societies Summer Co-Op Mission Giving Weekend, Welcome Fr. Matthew

Our Summer Mission Co-Op Weekend is scheduled for May 25-26, 2024. I am happy to welcome on behalf of the Mission’s Office, Reverend Matthew Phelan, O,de, M (of the Order of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mercy), founded in 1218 and are an international community of priests and brothers, who live a life of prayer and communal fraternity based on the Rule of Saint Augustine. (Commonly know as the Mercedarian Friars) They staff a parish in our diocese in West Philadelphia, Our Lady of Lourdes Parish.

Father Matthew is nice guy, and I’ve known him for about ten years. He is currently the Pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes, and will be preaching all the Masses on Memorial Day Weekend.

There are flyers at the entrances of the Church announcing the project they are requesting our financial assistance for this Summer Appeal in India; providing clean water to remote living areas. There are Appeal envelopes by the entrances.

Memorial Day Prayer: Tribute to those Service Men and Women who gave their lives for us and our Country.

God of power and mercy, you destroy war and put down earthly pride. Banish violence from our midst and wipe away our tears, that we may all deserve to be called your sons and daughters. Keep in your mercy those men and women who have died in the cause of freedom and bring them safely into your kingdom of justice and peace. We ask this though Jesus Christ our Lord.

Parish Picnic: Sunday, June 9, 12:30 to 2:00pm; Farewell for Fr Izzo (Sign-up’s Still Available until Next Sunday, June 2.)

RSVP for our Parish Picnic, rain or shine, here at St. Rose Garden on Sunday, June 9th. Please call Parish Office to request tickets. Tickets may be pick-up in the office, or after Masses on the weekend. No cost, only requirement, be a parishioner of St. Rose.

 In the Church Hall, we will have an Ice Cream Bar, like we did last year. I also have two corn-hole games. Any other outdoor games you would like, please bring them.

Coolers: Can I borrow some? I would like to have the sodas and waters available in coolers near the Zac’s Burger Bus. If you have one I can borrow, please drop it off with the office, and put your name on it, so I can get it back to you.

Seating: Available in the church hall, and hopefully, some tables and chairs outside on the lawn, if the weather looks good. All in all, I’m looking to another parish FUN-raiser!

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