Father Tony’s Weekly Happenings

Fr. Tony’s weekly video update is on pause this week – make sure to read Russo’s Reflections below!


There will be no Thursday am Mass due to Philip Benson’s Funeral. All are welcome to attend the 11am Funeral Mass.


Service Hours!

Join us to help sort bottles and cans at Kateri Lodge this week! Rumors are that Fr. Tony will be there on Wednesday and Thursday!

Wednesday, September 30: 3:30 – 5:00 pm

Thursday, October 1: 3:30 – 5:00 pm

Saturday, October 3: 10:00 am – ?  


Respect Life Month

Throughout October the Church celebrates Respect Life Month. The theme for this year is: “Live the Gospel of Life”. This year the Church celebrates the 25th anniversary of the pro-life encyclical Evangelium vitae (The Gospel of Life) written by Pope St. John Paul II. This prophetic document passionately reaffirms the Church’s teaching on the value and dignity of every human life.

The Catholic Church boldly proclaims that human life is sacred and is a gift from God. As Christians, we must respect and defend human life in all its stages from conception to natural death. Why? Because God is the Author of life, He created man and woman in his image and likeness and set them apart from the rest of creation (Gen. 1:26-27). Human beings have an eternal destiny because all are called to eternal life with Christ. “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16) When God became man, Christ assumed our human nature and united himself to every human person.

On this day, Respect Life Sunday we are reminded by the Church that

human life is of great value and must be defended at all costs. Unfortunately, our society has cheapened and devalued human life, through many forms of violent acts, such as abortion, euthanasia, capital punishment, and embryonic stem cell research; through exploitation, such as Pornography and Human Trafficking. As Church, we must put our faith into action and unite as one voice proclaiming that human life in all its stages, from conception to natural death, must be respected and valued.

“Even the weakest and most vulnerable, the sick, the old, the unborn and the poor, are masterpieces of God’s creation, made in his own image, destined to live forever, and deserving of the utmost reverence and respect.

Pope Francis’ Day for Life Greeting

New Staff Member 

 I am happy to announce that parishioner Kristina Poirier has joined the parish staff on Monday, September 28, 2020, as the Director of Fund Development/Communications. Kristina possesses incredible skills in building relationships and comes to us with a set of unique strengths and gifts. I am looking forward to having her assist us with:

  • Implementing and overseeing all fundraising initiatives. 
  • Managing and overseeing the use of fundraising software, analyzing and reporting data, and participating in the design and execution of special events. 
  • Promoting a faith-based donor-centered culture of philanthropy throughout the parish, faith formation, and school. 
  • Coordinating the effective communication of all parish, faith formation, and school programs and activities using all available tools: bulletin, bulletin boards, Johnny Advertising, Monitors (commons and Holy Family Center), website, e-mail, social media, indoor signage, mailings, brochures, pamphlets, etc.

Please keep Kristina in your prayers as she begins this new position at OLC.


 Have a blessed week!