You don’t stop laughing because you grow old. You grow old because you stop laughing! Take heed and pass these along to people who need a laugh.
Last weekend I had the opportunity to witness the marriage of my cousin’s son. One of the stories that circulated the dinner conversation was about a little girl who was at a wedding for the first time. She wondered why the bride was dressed in all white. Her mother replied, “Because white is the color of happiness, and today is the happiest day of her life.” [Pastor’s note: the previously popular reason for white is today a myth for many] The little girl paused to think this for a moment and asked, “So why is the groom wearing black?”
Rooted in Faith — Our share of Diocesan Appeal
The road work on our Cleveland Avenue access drive began last week and will continue for the next couple of weeks. Some sidewalk replacement is included in this project. As we mentioned in our appeal four years ago, the monies to cover this project would be from our share (30%) of the funds collected. This represents what you have already paid on your pledges. The amount we have received as of July 18 is $191,927. Note the current report from the Diocese as an insert in today’s bulletin. Last summer we did some major work when we repaired, replaced and upgraded the Rectory which was built in the mid 1950’s. The road being replaced is from the same time era.
So, thank-you. We couldn’t be doing as well as we are without you generous response and commitment to our parish life.
2015 Church Calendar: Benefactor(s) Needed
The provider for our annual church calendar has decided to no longer fund this publication. So, if anyone among you would like to fund or share in funding a religious calendar for St. Joseph Church, please call the office or me.