This week our Faith Formation begins again: Faith Formation is a wonderful means to help form our youth in the knowledge and experience of the faith. But it is still just a means to help parents in passing on the beautiful truths of the faith. The primary way of fostering their faith is through the weekly Sunday experience of the Eucharist at Mass, of daily prayer, and a lived faith in one's home. When a child takes part in Faith Formation ony and does not have frequent experience of the primary ways God calls us to, the faith becomes unrealistic to them since they are not having the lived experience that Christ calls us to (and sadly they do not realize they are missing something). Please pray for the youth and their parents that those who are not seeking to grow in the lived faith through the Eucharist will this year respond in a greater way to Our Lord's graces. As for those youth and their parents who are seeking to grow in their faith, pray that they will continue to grow in their love with Christ and grow in greater generosity in witnessing Christ to others.
Income and expenses for August: Our income for August (excluding the Assumption collection and the Diocesan collections): $37,452.39. Our exepenses (excluding the Assumption collection and the Diocesan collections): $33,528.08.
Interested in being a church bell ringer: If you are interested in joining the other parioshioners who ring the church bell for calling people to Mass, ring at the consecration, and ring as people leave, please get in touch with me for a very brief training and to indicate which Mass you want me to put you on the schedule of ringing.