Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
On behalf of St. Veronica's Catholic Church, let me be the first to wish you a "Happy Anniversary!"
That's right, our beloved St. Veronica's is celebrating the 15th Anniversary of the founding of our Parish the 10th Anniversary of the opening of our building, and the 5th Anniversary of the Adoration Chapel. We want you to be a part of the celebration! Plans are well underway to make this year – June 21, 2014 to June 21, 2015 – a remarkable "Year of Grace." Each month there will be activities planned to help us to increase and enrich our faith, find new opportunities to serve, and to join other parishioners in thanksgiving and fellowship.
I am asking you to make a gift of yourself to our Parish during this Anniversary Year. In thanksgiving for the many gifts and graces we have each received from our Parish, will you make a pledge to find a new way to increase your faith, to serve our community, and celebrate with other parishioners?
Please look at our
Anniversary Pledge Card. Please take a moment to look at it and to prayerfully consider what you can pledge of yourself and your family in gratitude for the blessings of St. Veronica's during this year. On the other side of the card is the opportunity to let me and Father Isenberg know any special intentions you may have so that we can pray for them during this year. Pledge cards can be returned to the Parish Office or placed in the collection baskets at Mass. Cards will be kept in a basket in the Sacristy and prayed for at Anniversary Masses. Updates on the many Anniversary activities and ideas for faith, service, and fellowship can be found below.
The Anniversary Kick-Off Event will be Saturday, June 21, 2014. The Knights of Columbus will be collecting gently used clothes during the day and that evening, after the 5pm Mass, there will be a family barbeque with games for children, a Eucharistic Procession, and a bonfire. It is free! All are welcome!
Thank you for your willingness to pledge the gift of yourself during this Anniversary Year! Together, we will make this 15th Anniversary a "Year of Grace."
Rev. Edward C. Hathaway, Pastor
Join us in celebrating! It will be a year of grace for all!
Each month for the year there will be opportunities to enrich your faith, serve our community, and celebrate with others.
Click on the links below for more details.
UPCOMING EVENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES:
October 23: "The Importance of Standing with Christians in the Middle East," with Jordan Allott, 7:30 pm, Parish Hall
October 27: "Overview of the Liturgy for the Masses in November, Advent, and the Christmas Season," with Father Hathaway, 7:30 pm, Parish Hall
November 15: Living Advent Event with Father Leo Patalinghug
PAST EVENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES:
Blessed Mother Teresa Outreach Apotolate Sandwich Making, July 22
School Supply Drive for Madision County, August 2-9
Apostolate Opportunity Sunday, September 7
Parish BBQ for Feast of the Assumption, Following Anniversary Mass, August 14
Catholic Farm, Food, and Faith Dinner, Sunday, September 7
- Feast of St. Francis, Pet Blessing, October 4
- PTO Golf Tournament, October 9
- Oktoberfest, October 18
SIMPLE IDEAS TO INCREASE YOUR FAITH DURING THIS ANNIVERSARY YEAR…
SIMPLE IDEAS TO FIND A NEW WAY TO SERVE DURING THIS ANNIVERSARY YEAR…
SIMPLE IDEAS TO INCREASE FELLOWSHIP…