Dear Brothers and Sisters,

This year the theme is “Our Mission of Mercy”. At the Masses this weekend Fr. Richard and I will speak about the practicalities of parish commitment. On Sunday Oct. 13, we will hear from Mr. Curtin and Mr. Loewer about our two main missions: the parish school and our outreach to the needy.

As part of this year’s stewardship drive, I would also like to emphasize our need for some dedicated volunteers. Please go here for a list of particular needs we have in the parish. Please look through this list to see if there are some areas where you can contribute your time, experience, and expertise to the maintenance and mission of Our Lady of the Rosary.

As part of our Stewardship Commitment Sunday please get in touch with the contact person for that ministry and offer your help. There are some opportunities where a husband and wife or a whole family can be involved. Be creative and positive in your response to help build up our parish life together!

This list may also prompt some fresh ideas. We may have neglected an area of ministry where we need some help. You may have ideas of ways you can contribute your time, experience, and expertise to parish life that we haven’t considered.

If so, I would love to hear from you.

Your pastor,

Fr. Longenecker