June 5 Newsletter

News June 5, 2020

June 5, 2020 

(See below this message for Father D's latest Living Room Chat!)

Dear St Mary and St Anthony Parishioners, 

We hope this finds you and your family happy and well! 

Only 1 more week to get your St Mary Grand Raffle Tickets in!  They must be in by Saturday, June 13th.  The drawing will be on Monday, June 15, and the winners will be called. And I will put their names in the next newsletter. 

Have you been following Father D’s Journey thru Scripture series? You can find all the episodes here. We hope you join us, it’s quite neat! 

Regarding the Census:  A few people have crossed off “Publish Phone, Address. Etc.”; which got me thinking.  I called the company that we use, ParishSoft, and asked them what it actually means.  I was told that, in our usage of their software, the information is for my eyes only.  I do not ‘share’ your information with anyone (other than Fr D).  So, not to worry.  It is not really ‘published’ to the public. 

Thank you to everyone that has returned their Census and made changes. It is great to keep our records correct and up to date.  If you haven’t returned your Census yet, please do so as soon as possible. 

This past weekend’s first Masses were well attended and ran very smoothly.  It was a bit different…but everyone managed very well. Thank you to those who attended.  We understand if you did not come, that you may still feel uncomfortable.  We welcome you whenever you do feel comfortable. REMINDER: Please extend your arms as far as possible…when receiving Communion! 

 Regarding the Mass Intentions that were not said while the churches were closed: I will be putting the Saturday and Sunday Intentions in as we go along.  The Daily Intentions will have to wait until we start have the Daily Masses again.  I will try to contact the person who booked the Mass Intention to let them know when their intention will be said. 

Thank you SO MUCH for your continued financial support of our parishes. Since most people are not coming to Mass, this would be the perfect time to enroll in our EFT (Electronic Funds Transfer) Program.  It is FREE to you and to us!  If you have not joined, and would like to, there is an EFT Form on our website here.  For those of you, who do not have the internet, please call the office and I will mail you a form. As a reminder, the parish second collections can be added to your monthly dollar amount.  If you currently participate in the EFT and want to add funds for the 2nd collections, please email me and let me know how much you want for each collection.   

This month we received an extra batch of Living With Christ books! If you want one, please call the office to make arrangements to pick it up. They are FREE. 

Till next time, 

Betsy Diskin, Office Manager