Pastors Note from Fr. Szparagowski - [Nov 20th Bulletin]

We give praise and thanks to God for the graces He has given us. Sunday, we celebrate the Solemnity of Christ the King. Jesus is different from any other king, He is our Lord and God, our Savior and Redeemer. No other king can claim to have done the same for his people.

There is an image of Christ the King that reminds me of the sacrifice Christ made for us. The image is Christ as a king and on the brow of His crown is a crown of thorns.

Christ is the only king that bears the wounds of His sacrifice for all eternity. Let us all surrender our hearts to Christ the King. The king who loves us, forgives us our sins, heals our wounds and offers His Body and Blood to us for eternal life. What a loving and merciful king we have in Jesus. We will have our own seminarian, Peter Wilder sharing with us his experience of the spirituality year at St. Charles Seminary. I want to thank all of you for your very generous financial support of the Seminary Collection. Working in the formation of our seminarians for 6 years as their Dean of Men and Director of Pastoral and Apostolic Formation. I can tell you our seminarians are men of prayer and have a heart of service for others. Thank you for your prayers and support of our seminarians.

You may have noticed we had all of our Church doors painted. They were in need of a fresh coat of paint. This week I was given a full tour of our convent by the eight Sisters of St. Joseph who live there. Our convent is in need of some repairs and refreshing of rooms. Some areas of our convent have not been updated since the convent was built 70 years ago. I do have a couple of people who offered to work with me on this project. I am always looking for volunteers. Our SPN Women’s Guild had the dining room and kitchen cabinets painted. The cabinet handles were also replaced. Thank you, Women’s Guild! In the future I will be asking if you could possibly assist in any way to make our convent a warm and comfortable home for the sisters.

The good sisters deserve it!

Last Friday our SPN students gave a very prayerful and respectful tribute to our veterans at our school Mass. You are always invited to attend our Friday School Masses, they start about 9:15AM.

Please invite someone to Mass today.

Saint Philip Neri, pray for us!

-Fr. Szparagowski

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