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By Tom Blackstock
The Vestry is excited to welcome The Reverend C. Dean Taylor as our interim rector. Rev. Taylor is familiar to many in the Diocese of Atlanta and has served a number of congregations in his 30-plus years of ministry. He most recently served as interim rector of Church of Our Savior in Jacksonville, Florida. He will join us on August 1 and preach at both services on Sunday, August 2. We look forward to our time of transition together. We will schedule some opportunities in the coming months for you to get to know him. Please join the Vestry in welcoming Rev. Taylor!
(Photo, right: Rev. Dean Taylor)
We also welcome Sally Paris as our Youth Director! Sally is a familiar face in our parish and we look forward to her leadership with our youth. Her first day in the office was July 20th and she has truly “hit the ground running”.
We were fortunate to have The Reverend Canon Alicia Schuster-Weltner join us on July 12 to participate in our services and talk with us about the rector transition process. [Listen to the recording of Canon Schuster’s sermon on the Sermons page of our website at stcatherines.org/sermons/.] We will meet with the diocesan consultant early in August and will continue to offer opportunities for input from everyone in the parish over the coming months. If you have thoughts, concerns or questions, you may email them at any time to our Vestry mailbox at vestrystcatherines.org . If you would like to contact me directly, please email me at thblackstockgmail.com or you may contact Daniel at drmikkelsengmail.com.
Please continue to pray for our search and transition: Almighty God, giver of every good gift: Look graciously on your Church, and so guide the minds of those who shall choose a rector for this parish, that we may receive a faithful pastor, who will care for your people and equip us for our ministries; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
We have a very busy schedule as we begin the new school year. Please take a look at the many offerings throughout the coming weeks. We have plenty of opportunities for everyone to get involved and have fun! We have so much to be thankful for in our many blessings at St. Catherine’s. We also have much to look forward to as we move into the future. As I have said in previous articles, I am confident that we will continue to fulfill our mission of sharing in the love that Jesus Christ has for us and the world by welcoming, accepting, nurturing and serving all people through the power of the Holy Spirit.
Register by Sunday, July 26
By Ginny Lummus
We will soon be gathering on retreat at Lake Logan Conference Center for our Parish Retreat this Labor Day weekend, September 4-7. Our program and discussions this year will center around looking towards the future while celebrating the past. Some of the activities will be our popular intergenerational games and body prayer as well as the old standards of swimming, boating, fishing, hiking and fellowship.
A Parish Retreat is a time for the people of St. Catherine’s to come together for renewal, to celebrate being a child of God, to make new friends and to strengthen our bonds with one another in the name of Jesus Christ. It’s for everyone: adults, youth, children, singles, couples and families!
We must tell Lake Logan a number by the end of July. The last date for registration and final payment will be due by July 26. Ginny Lummus has worked with Lake Logan to reserve the entire conference center for St. Catherine’s. You can see photos and get details about Lake Logan at www.lakelogan.org. Let’s plan to fill it with sounds of laughter, playing children, singing and worshiping Christians, people making new friends, and all together good will in the name of God. See you at Lake Logan!
For information about retreat accommodations and cost please see our registration form at www.stcatherines.org/forms/ParishRetreatRegistration2015.pdf . Register soon with your deposit (balances will be due by July 26). For any questions or information about scholarships please contact Amma Susan or Ginny Lummus, gslummusgmail.com, 770-845-1742.
Final session: Sunday, July 26
All adults are invited for a facilitated discussion class in the Library from 9:30 to 10:20 am. At each gathering we will start with information on a practice or belief from another religion. Then we'll introduce a comparable belief or practice from our own faith and discuss the differences and commonalities. In so doing we hope to gain a deeper understanding not only of other's beliefs but also our own. Please join us for open-ended questions and lively conversation. The group is facilitated by Randy Satterfield.
Everyone is invited! Join us for a night of amazing food, friends, and a movie under the stars and on the bricks with fun for the whole family! Bring your lawn chairs and blankets for the BBQ dinner starting at 6:00 pm provided by the Friday Men’s Bible Study group. The Young Families group will provide a four square ball, a basketball and some bubbles for young ones before the movie.
Our movie, “The Princess Bride” will begin around 8:30 pm depending on time of darkness that evening. No charge for the dinner (donations welcome toward the cost of the movie). See you there!
Training/review session on Saturday, August 1
The requirements are few — rewards abounding! Our Acolyte Ministry is looking for children and youth members of our congregation who would like to serve in this wonderful ministry. While there is no specific minimum age, typically the youngest are 8 or 9 years old when they begin. The positions are: Torch Bearers (age 8-12), Second Crucifer (age 12-14) and Captain (age 15-18). As long as they can meet the following basic qualifications, they are welcome to join: Sit quietly and attentively during the service; Follow the bulletin and fully participate in the service; Have a personal desire to serve in this position.
We will have a training / review session on Saturday, August 1 at 10 am in the sanctuary. Written instructions and walk-through training are provided until each member is comfortable with his/her tasks. If you have any questions or would like to sign your child up, see the Opportunities For Ministry form in your bulletin or for questions contact Acolyte Co-Masters Frank Adams frank.adamsaonhewitt.com or Tina Kerr. We look forward to hearing from you!
Acolyte team serving on July 19 (photo by Bettye Harris)
On August 2 at both worship services we will recognize all our rising college freshmen to wish them God-speed, and present to them the St. Catherine's Book Scholarship Fund awards. Congratulations to each!
-> St. Catherine’s Book Scholarship Fund
St. Catherine’s awards college book scholarships each year to our rising college freshman. The Fund began as the Dorothy Hanson Memorial Fund and is funded by individual gifts plus proceeds from the Parish Picnic. To date, we have presented 127 scholarships. We are able to give small scholarships now but with additional gifts we hope to expand it. We appreciate any and all support of this fund. To donate, please make your check to St. Catherine’s and designate it for "College Book Scholarship Fund." Please keep the fund, its purpose and future, and the young people who benefit from it in your prayers.
Tuesday, August 11
The next Quarterly Ministry Teams Meeting will be August 11 in the Parish Hall, 7:00 - 8:30 pm. This meeting is for leaders of all ministry teams, groups and committees of our parish, please be sure to have representative attend. Our purpose is to provide a forum for information exchange between the conveners, staff, Clergy, Vestry and all ministry leaders.
At this meeting, we will hear from Rev. Dean Taylor, our Interim Rector, and Ms. Sally Paris, our Youth Director. We’ll also get an update on The City, space planning, permanent rector search, Ministry Fair and the parish retreat. We’ll also have time allotted for questions and separate ministry team breakout meetings. All are welcome!
Saturday, August 15 -- Day trip to Rome, Georgia
Join Cats On Wheels to take a day trip to visit Oak Hill and the Martha Berry Museum in Rome (Georgia!). RSVP soon for trip details to Alan Certain, st.cats.on.wheelsgmail.com, 404-661-2200. (Cats On Wheels is our fellowship group for active senior adults, we invite you to join us!)
August 16 at 9 am
By Tanya Bowers-Dean
Christian Formation is not just another name for Sunday School. Christian Formation is about all of us being formed as Christians. It's about opening to God and deepening our relationship with Him. It's about preparing ourselves to do the work Jesus has given us to do, and supporting each other while we do it.
God uses many experiences to grow us as Christians, including some that are special to our life at church, like study, worship, music, prayer, Communion, sacred space, art, and sharing our stories. That's why the Christian Formation Ministry at St. Catherine's includes not only our fantastic educational programs for children, youth, and adults—Church School classes, Bible Studies, Book Studies, The Journey, EFM and more—but also Altar Guild, Lay Readers, Acolytes, Ushers, all the Choirs, Needlework Brigade, Flower Guild and even more.
There are in fact so many wonderful parts of Christian Formation that we are taking over one Sunday morning to share them with you! We won't just talk about Christian Formation: we invite you to participate in some Christian Formation experiences with us. All ages are invited!
Note: Since we have a Sunday all of our own, Christian Formation will not be represented at the Ministry Fair the following Sunday -- except at the parade! Want more information? Contact Tanya Bowers-Dean at radiant_tanyayahoo.com or 678-772-6729.
Sunday, August 16 at 12 pm
By David Moore
Saint Catherine’s is seeking individuals who would like to be trained as Stephen Ministers this fall. So, we are hosting a “Come and See” luncheon to learn about this dynamic and life changing ministry on August 16 in the Parish Hall after the 10:30 service. If you feel that you may be called to this ministry, or if you just would like to know more about it, then come and see what it is all about. At this casual luncheon your Stephen Ministry team will make a short presentation and then answer any questions you may have.
Stephen Ministry trains parish members to help provide one-on-one Christian care giving to those in our congregation who are grieving, in crisis, or experiencing other stresses in life. You can ask more about it now by contacting David Moore at dsmoore1950yahoo.com or (404) 309-7793.
Sunday, August 23
The Fellowship Ministry Team invites you!
Do you like to eat and have fun? The Fellowship Ministry Team (aka “The Fun and Games Team”) is the place for you! We invite you to stop by for a visit on August 23 at the Ministry Fair. Our ministry includes events for all ages and includes “Breakfast Angeles” - “Cats on Wheels” - “Young Families”. The time commitment varies. You can serve the famous St. Cat’s sheet cake at special occasions or you can volunteer to help out at receptions (Easter and Christmas) or parties ( BBQ and Movie night and Wine Tasting). Come see us on the 23rd – co-conveners are Jennifer Massey and Shirley Childs.
The Service and Outreach Ministry Team invites you!
Our Ministry Fair theme this year is “Stepping Forward in FaithFULL Ministry”. Stop in for a visit with the outreach team at the Ministry Fair on Sunday August 23 to hear about a FULL list of opportunities to serve our neighbors in our community and beyond. Do you like to feed? Like to organize? Like to work with your hands? Like to help children and youth? Do you need to volunteer outside the hours of your regular job? Want to find places you can serve alongside your children? We can help! Time commitments vary based on what you are interested in doing. Weekly and monthly commitments are available but not required. We are also interested in hearing from you - what do you want from your Service and Outreach Ministry Team? Come meet our team, ask some questions, and see where the conversation takes you! We're looking forward to a FULL discussion on August 23!
Sunday, August 9 at St. Peter & Paul
Do you volunteer in a class or activity that requires “Safeguarding God's Children training”? A session will be offered on August 9, 1 to 4 pm at Episcopal Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, 1795 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. Registration is required for space and materials, to register please contact KBoyetpeterandpaul.org AND also please notify Harriett Pyburn at harriettspyburngmail.com if you plan to attend so we may keep track of your training record. Do take advantage of this offering if you will need the training this coming season, as they are not always this close and convenient!
"Safeguarding God's Children" is a training program for child sexual abuse awareness and is required of all volunteers, staff and clergy at St. Catherine's and in our diocese who work with children and youth. This training must be renewed every three years. If you are not sure if you need the training, are due to renew, or have any other questions, please contact Harriett. If you cannot attend this date there are more opportunities around the diocese, view times and locations at www.episcopalatlanta.org/Resources/Safe-Church/Safeguarding-God-s-Children/Training-for-Safeguarding-Children/
Donating blood is a simple thing to do, but it can make a big difference in the lives of others. One pint of blood can save up to three lives!
Our next blood drive will be on August 25, 3:00 to 7:00 pm in the Parish Hall. Reservations are helpful to get you in and out in the shortest time. You can reserve a time now by going to www.redcrossblood.org and enter our sponsor code: STCATS. (Reservations are never required, all donors are always welcome on the day of the event.)
Help is also need for greeting donors, setup and clean up, please contact Jennifer Massey, massey.jmgmail.com / 404.375.8327.
Tuesday, August 25 at Craft Beer Factory and The Wing
All men of the parish are invited to an evening out for beer tasting starting at 6:30 pm at The Craft Beer Factory in Eastlake Shopping Center. Cost is $5 for 5 pours and you can choose any of the 45 beers on tap. After the beer tasting, we will walk next door at 7:30 pm to The Wing for "Double Down" Tuesday (buy 10 wings, get 10 free!).
RSVP is required. Please sign up on the Opportunities For Ministry form in your bulletin or contact Hans Kraeger (hans.kraegergmail.com). The Craft Beer Factory and The Wing are located at 2145 Roswell Rd., Marietta, GA 30062, see thecraftbeerfactory.com and www.thewingmarietta.com.
New class begins September 10
In the Education for Ministry (EFM) program, we look intensively at all facets of what it means to be a Christian and what it means to use that knowledge in the real world. All together, it is a four-year program (with materials from Sewanee, the University of the South); you register for one year at a time. There is a charge, but we have a wonderful scholarship program at St. Catherine’s to help defray the cost for anyone who needs it.
A new EFM class will begin the first Thursday after Labor Day (September 10). We would love to have you join us. For more information, please contact us or the church office. We love to talk about EFM. Chris Potter – 404-376-7430, cdexterpottergmail.com; Jan Potter – 404-444-8627, jcpottergmail.com.
Our supply of communion wine is getting low. We are fortunate to have parishioners donate our wine either in memory of, or in thanksgiving for, a loved one. If you would like to help, please leave donations in the church office, marked with your name and information for remembrance. Please note: we use Taylor Tawny Port. Thank you.
By Julie Fulcher
We are excited to announce that MOPS will be coming to St. Catherine's this fall. MOPS is a gathering of local mothers who support and encourage each other through affirming meetings and fun events. Mothers of Preschoolers is a place for women with children from birth to pre-kindergarten to find friendship, community, resources and support so they never feel alone.
MOPS is organized and run by mothers of preschoolers. We provide Member Care to help meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of our MOPS group. We will plan Mission Projects to support the church and various outreach programs throughout the community. During our monthly meetings we will have speakers on topics that will help us be better moms, wives and women. Throughout the year we will have social events for our moms, dads, kids and families. We are also planning to have Bible studies, Book Clubs, Dining Clubs, Playgroups and much more.
Our meetings will be held the first Wednesday of every month in the Parish Hall from 9:45 to noon starting on September 2. Childcare will be provided. Please contact Julie Fulcher (juliejuliefulcher.com) or Erica Handell (jsteph5710aol.com) to join our MOPS group! We are looking forward to a great year!
Collection through August 2
Bring your undies to church -- REALLY! Our Outreach team is sponsoring Undies Sunday now through Sunday, August 2 to benefit the school children in Powers Ferry Elementary and East Cobb Middle School districts who are served by Title 9. These are children right here in our backyard.
Drop off your donations at church and know they will find a good home. Please bring your items to the Outreach table across from the Church Parlor (next to the steps down to the nursery). Donations will be collected and stored offsite each week. Contact Harriet Pyburn or Janet Livingston for any questions.
By Harriett Pyburn
On July 15 ten members of St. Catherine's made a trip to East Atlanta to attend the weekly Wednesday evening Eucharist and dinner at Holy Comforter. Holy Comforter is a mission of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta and serves a diverse congregation, a large majority of which suffer from some type of mental illness. In addition to the church, the Friendship Center is also located on the grounds and is a day center that offers art classes, weaving, gardening, pottery, woodworking, etc. The night we attended church, there was a liturgy of leave taking for the director of the Friendship Center, Matthew and his wife, Sarah. Between the facts that we had just attended our own liturgy of leave taking at St. Catherine's with Father Jim, and that Matthew and Sarah could be long-lost twins of Mike and Mary Bess, we felt very much at home.
Photo, right (by Linda Shrake): Holy Comforter Vicar, The Very Rev. Alexis Chase, serving the Eucharist with Friendship Center Director Matthew and wife Sarah
The worship experience was intimate and unique. I am guessing there were a hundred people in the pews. The Gospel reading was from Matthew 25:35-40, where Jesus said, "I was hungry and you gave me something to drink... Whenever you did one of these things for the least of these, you did for me." Members of the congregation were asked to compare Matthew (their leader at the Friendship Center) with this scripture, and they were then invited to share their feeling about Matthew and Sarah with the group. The responses were varied, specific, emotional, and true. You could tell how important the Friendship Center is in the lives of these individuals and how they have been fed and loved and treated so compassionately at this place.
After Eucharist, we walked downstairs and joined everyone for the Wednesday evening meal. Each Wednesday, various church congregations provide dinner for anyone who attends (this night, there were about 100 people there - a large group). The space is crowded, but with some efficient staging, the meals were served quickly and everyone enjoyed the company. A few in our group have an extensive history with Holy Comforter and had a lot of catching up to do with friendly faces.
So now what? We are still not sure. St. Catherine's has a lot of members who are interested in doing more for this mission. Our largest barrier is its location / distance (we left St. Catherine's at 5:30 and arrived right at 6:30 - this was summer traffic, HOV, and no accidents). In addition to Wednesday evening dinners, volunteer drivers are needed to pick up people from group homes to come to the Friendship Center during the week. Volunteers are also need to help with the many activities at the Friendship Center - talent not required. There is also a possibility to help with an existing clothing closet on campus. Alexis Chase, the vicar at Holy Comforter, has mentioned many times that this is a ministry of presence, so any way we can be present is a possibility. I know we will not find one opportunity that will work for everyone (those working, those wanting to avoid rush hour traffic, etc.), but I do think we should continue to explore what we can do.
If this is a ministry that interests you, I encourage you to speak with someone who attended last Wednesday and share your thoughts. Those who went along for the ride were: Ellen, Alison, and Grace Adams, Bettye Harris, Janet Livingston, Harriett Pyburn, Hale Sanders, Jane Smith, Linda Shrake and Deborah Weigel. We would love to hear your thoughts and ideas and look forward to sharing more with you soon!
Family Promise of Cobb County and Unity North Atlanta Church will present the third annual “One Family, One Promise, One Song,” Interfaith Concert to benefit homeless families on Saturday, August 29, 7:00 PM at Unity North Atlanta Church, 4255 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta GA 30066, www.unitynorth.org . The concert will feature twelve Cobb County congregations including members of St. Catherine’s. Tickets are $20 Premium Seating or $10 Regular Seating, available online at www.familypromisecobbcounty.org/upcoming-event/ or at the door.
Family Promise next hosting week at St. Catherines: September 27 - October 4
Everything is Spiritual
By Pat Pepper, Coordinator of Volunteer Ministry (volunteerstcatherines.org, 770-971-1269)
Last week I had the great pleasure to be with a group of fourteen people from St. Catherine's who went to see former pastor, author, speaker, etc., Rob Bell. Rob Bell was in Atlanta on the “Everything is Spiritual” tour. Rob spoke for two hours and during that time he shared with the audience that “new discoveries are made right and left, and more and more people are asking bigger and bigger questions about just what kind of world we're living in and what that means for our hearts, our souls, and our spirits.” He made surprise connections between the universe we are living in and the life we are living. He shared with us how science and spirituality are long-lost dance partners. Listening to him inspired, provoked and challenged, and he also gave messages of hope. We do live in a beautiful, mysterious and fascinating world.
During the two hour presentation I heard Rob say two things loud and clear:
Rob Bell does have some critics, and not everyone agrees with everything he has to say, but I think we can all agree on the two points above. Jesus’ story is about love, and if we find ways to serve we will experience a richer and fuller life. Talk to me about how you want to serve—I can help.
Photos by Bettye Harris -- see more full size in the album at Friendly Faces - Summer 2015
In our Parish Cycle of Ministries, we celebrate the life and work of these ministries in the upcoming weeks. Please read on to find out about each and consider if you’d like to become involved:
Thank you to the following who have recently contributed communion wine to our parish:
The Michael O’Neal Summer Singers will present “Essential Choral Classics: A Musical Bucket List” on Sunday, August 2, 3:00 pm at Roswell United Methodist Church, 814 Mimosa Blvd., Roswell, Georgia. The program will feature the160 voices of the 11th annual MOS Summer Singers in well-known and best-loved choral music from celebrated composers such as Bach, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Schubert and more. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. For tickets online please visit www.mosingers.com/tickets/.
Provided by HealthStart, www.wellstarhealthstart.org
If you have a name to be added to the Prayers please fill out the Opportunities For Ministry form in your bulletin, or contact the church office, 770-971-2839, stcatsstcatherines.org. Names will remain on the Prayer Chain list for one month unless indicated for a longer period.
ALL MEMBERS OF THE ARMED SERVICES: Tom Blackstock; Josh England, Jennifer Buckalew’s cousin; Lucas Elgie, Emma Markette’s brother; Zach Hurley.
OUR NATION AND ITS LEADERS: Barack, our president, Nathan, our Governor, and members of Congress.
BIRTHS: Anslee Elizabeth Slocum, daughter of Ben & Hannah Slocum, grandparents are Bill & Beth Lee.
DECEASED: Skip Wells, Sprayberry High School graduate
BEFORE SURGERY: Alan Certain
SICK: Libby Taylor, Mindi Keller, Kelly Donoghue, Maureen Donoghue, Mary Lane Hays, Joe Sanders, Lavonne Sanders, Rachel Childs, Marion Cook, Mit FitzSimons, Bella Hutto, Evan Butler, Elaine Welk, Anita Gardner.
ANNIVERSARIES: (7/27) Michael & Rebecca DeVault (8/6) John & Laura Christian; (8/8) Rod & Nadine Pope; Beverly & Jimmy Denney; Chase & Lindsey Paris.
BIRTHDAYS: (7/26) Susan Johnson, Jan Potter, Josh Kraeger, Susanne Muckerman, (7/28) Corry Sandlin, (7/30) Cathy Larsh, (7/31) Scott Lummus, Maureen Donoghue, James David, Shirley Day, (8/1) Rujeania Woods, Mary Alice Barrington, (8/3) Elisabeth Walton, (8/5) Lu Dumke, (8/7) Bruce Perry, Ann Davis
PARISH CYCLE OF PRAYER:
TRANSFERRED IN: Paul & Jackie Anderson from Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Athens, GA; John, Kelly & Kathleen Iacobelli from St. Peter & St. Paul, Marietta, GA; Brian Jory from St. Clement's Episcopal Church, Canton, GA; Chuck & Linda Shrake from St. Peter & St. Paul, Marietta, GA
TRANSFERRED OUT: Deborah Guy to St. Clement's Episcopal, Canton, GA; Jenny Korwan to St. Philip's Episcopal Church, Durham, NC; Sarah Jordan Clark to St. James Episcopal Church, Marietta, GA
PRAYER FOR OUR RECTOR SEARCH: Almighty God, giver of every good gift: Look graciously on St. Catherine’s, and so guide the minds of those who shall choose a rector for this parish, that we may receive a faithful pastor, who will care for your people and equip us for our ministries; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
We love to recognize birthdays and wedding anniversaries for everyone in our parish! We have a year-round calendar to pray for these special dates, send birthday cards, and publish in our bulletin and newsletter. Would you like your birthday or anniversary included in our remembrances? Please send names and dates to us using the Opportunities For Ministry form in your bulletin, or contact the church office.
HELP US HELP YOU
Please let the church know when you or a loved one has a medical procedure, an illness, a life transition, or other special need. We are here to serve you. Please allow us the opportunity to share your experience and offer our support. Simply contact the church office at 770-971-2839. Thank you.
Holy Baptism next scheduled date - Sunday, November 1 (All Saints)
Two-Week Look Ahead
Below are the next two weeks of events and activities, correct as of publication date. For the entire up-to-the-minute parish calendar, go to Calendar.
Please hold these dates:
RSVP by Monday, July 26 -- Come and get to know our new Youth Director, Sally Paris! Join us 7-9 pm in the Youth House. We will have a cookout, games and music. All rising 6th thru 12th grades are invited and encouraged to attend! For questions and to RSVP please check the Opportunities For Ministry form in your bulletin or contact Gina Baumann, tabby257aol.com or 770-841-1356 (after 4 pm).
Dear St. Cats High School Ladies,
You're invited to participate in a God and Life Bible study/service group to be held at St. Catherine's and led by Jeanette Dini and Dorothea Westin. This is a National Religious Awards Program recognized by the Episcopal Church, Girl Scouts and various Honor Societies. We will meet on Sunday afternoons following the 10:30 service in the Youth House beginning July 26 through August 23. The cost is $25, which includes your study materials and our final celebration dinner. For questions and to RSVP, please contact Jeanette at dinirobertsgmail.com.
Saturday, August 29 at All Saint’s Atlanta, 10 am – 5pm
Youth from around the diocese will all gather together in Atlanta on this day. The focus of the retreat will center around hunger and what it means to be called to serve those in need and to reach our hands out into our communities. Join us for a day of worship, fellowship, service, programming for young adults, and even special programming for Youth Workers! All rising 6th thru 12th graders and college-age young adults are encouraged to attend. The cost is a $5 donation (scholarships available) that will cover lunch and a shirt. If you are interested in going please RSVP by July 29 to Sally, sallystcatherines.org, so that we can order shirts and plan for transportation.
Sunday, August 2
We have been invited by St. Columba’s to join them and St. Patrick’s for a fun youth event at St. Patrick’s. We will play games and enjoy fellowship and food together and end with a youth-lead Eucharist. If you would like to attend, please RSVP to Sally, sallystcatherines.org, so that we will have transportation for everybody. We will meet at St. Cat’s at 3:15 to leave together for the event, 4-8 pm.
The Wheel is published two times per month on Fridays. All editions are in electronic form (HTML) posted on our newsletter page and distributed by email to all members subscribed to the "Parish Announcements" email list. Printed copies of each newsletter are available for pickup at church in the foyer, in the wall rack near the welcome table. We welcome contributions of articles and photos of interest to the parish. Articles and photos are due Wednesday 2 days before the publication date, by midnight. Please submit items via email (below) or to Editor Karen Manno's mailbox at church.
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Editor: Karen Manno
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