Fr. Drew’s News
I will be away attending our annual Diocesan Clergy Conference from October 15th-19th. Our location for the conference this year is Grand Rapids, MN. I always enjoy the clergy conference. I enjoy it for a number of reasons.
First, the accommodations are usually pretty nice. It is also one of the few opportunities we get for continuing education. As someone who teaches on a daily basis, it’s nice to have a time where we can just be taught.
But most importantly, I treasure the Clergy Conference because it is an opportunity for all of us priests to be together. I cannot tell you how meaningful that is. The Band of Brothers united. I could never do what I do alone. It is my fellow priests and deacons who help encourage, challenge, and support me. I’m looking forward to this week.
I hope that you will stop and say a little prayer for all of your priests and deacons. Maybe even say one right now. Pray that we will be the Shepherds God wants us to be. And know that I will be praying for you all week.
Please note that we do not have daily Mass Monday thru Friday that week and this will probably be true in most parishes in Duluth. So be sure to check their schedule before heading to Mass.
Saturday, October 20th,
5:30pm at St. John’s. All parishioners of St.
John’s and St. Joseph’s are welcomed.
Check the insert for all details.
Fr. Drew’s News
Just a note about some upcoming events: FIRST, I’m excited to announce that we will be having an OKTOBERFEST celebration here at St. John’s on October 20th!!
I mentioned in my first homily that one of my goals would be to host various events or celebrations throughout the year. I firmly believe that such events are so good and so healthy for the life of a parish.
It helps create greater community among all of us. So I hope that you will join us after Mass on Saturday, October 20th, for some fun and festivity!!
Look for more information to come in the future, but get the date on your calendar and come join us!!
SECOND, we will be having a representative from the Medical Missionaries of Mary at our Masses on the weekend of October 6th & 7th. Sr. Kathie Shea will be present at all the Masses to speak about their mission.
I am grateful for all of the work that the Medical Missionaries of Mary do, and it will be a blessing to have Sr. Kathie here at our parishes.
Thank you in advance for your support of this great mission. (Fr. Drew)