The Feasibility Study Team had an opportunity to read through all the comments collected from the Presentation & Dialogue Meetings, surveys, and interviews. Subsequently, they presented their recommendations to the finance council, trustees, and Father Marquard. We will soon have news about our plans moving forward. That said, some of the suggestions that surfaced during the feasibility study are of the sort that don’t require much deliberation. Here are two examples:
○ “We need a changing table in the restrooms near the Family/Cry Room.”
○ “We need to add recycling bins to the church entrance and social hall. I just had a can and had to throw it in the trash.”
We thought those were fine ideas that were easy enough to complete. So, both of the restrooms near Door 12 (school office and family room) are now equipped with baby changing stations. Additionally, we’ve ordered a trash and recycling unit for the gathering space. Special thanks go to John Vella for his efforts to handle these quickly.
Letter from Pope Francis
Last Sunday, Father Marquard preached about an Apostolic Letter issued "motu proprio
" from Pope Francis. It’s called Aperuit Illis
, and it is about the Word of God. If you didn’t take home a copy but are interested in reading it, click here
Candlemas & Blessing of Candles
This coming Sunday, February 2, is the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord, traditionally known as Candlemas
. Our Masses this weekend will begin with a Solemn Entrance and Blessing of Candles. Please be sure to take a candle on your way into Mass so that you can participate fully in these special entrance rites. Additionally, if you would like to have some of your candles blessed, please bring them to the table in the church, where they will be blessed at the conclusion of Mass.
Save the Dates
Finally, today, please mark your calendars for some upcoming events: