THE ADULT FORUM RETURNS with Fr. Dale today and teaching from St. Paul’s First Epistle to the Christian Community in Corinth. In chapter two, Paul talks about the Gospel message being focused on the Cross of Jesus as the means of salvation, and that this is not to be confused with self reliance or self help methods of salesmanship! Any reliance on magnetic personalities or clever ways of presenting the Gospel are forbidden by Paul.
FOR PASTORAL CARE AFTER OFFICE HOURS, contact Fr. Dale at 789-3723, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. He takes Monday as his day off. To schedule an appointment, call the parish office, 233-6320. Deacon Jody can be reached at 505-913-0375.
THE ULTREYA SCHEDULED for Saturday, May 5, 2012 has been cancelled.
TODAY, APRIL 29, a special reception honoring Janet Koch will be held from 3 to 5 pm in the parish hall. Janet just retired after serving our parish as administrative assistant for more than 23 years. Please join this special occasion thanking Janet for her long dedicated service and meet her husband, Dennis, and family.
HELP WANTED: Volunteers are needed with lawn maintenance this year. Those interested in helping with lawn preparation, weed treatment, and mowing are asked to contact Joe Hooten at 235-7290.
THE FOOD PANTRY is still in need of contributions. Recent donations from District 118 and the scouts helped, but they won’t last long. Contributions of food items (including canned meats, fruits, and vegetables, cereal, pasta & sauce, Helper meals, cake mixes, Jello, dried potatoes, rice, etc.), toiletries, and cleaning items are needed and greatly appreciated.
DON’T FORGET TO PICK UP YOUR FIRST QUARTER GIVING STATEMENTS. They are available in the Canterbury Room this morning.
TO HONOR YOUR MOTHER ON MOTHER’S DAY, please donate any extra blood at the American Red Cross Blood Drive on Sunday, May 6, from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm, in the Parish Hall. Contact Frank Rogers at 277-1406 if you have any questions. Pertinent materials are on a table in the Parish Hall.
THE COMMUNITY SERVICE COMMISSION is sponsoring FNCA Send a Kid to Camp program. $40 will help Send a Kid to the Franklin Neighborhood Community Association Summer Camp Program for 8 weeks, June 4 – July 27. The actual cost of the program is $200 per child, but a gift of $40 is a great help. FNCA holds two camps for 100 low income children at each camp. A variety of recreational, educational and life skill programs will be offered. In addition, forty campers will arrive at 10:30 am for tutoring. Located across the street from Franklin School, FNCA is a valuable resource. They’ve held summer camp for 15 years and it’s been a great success. Donations of any size will help. Please take an envelope from the tree in the Canterbury Room, mark your check FNCA: Send a Kid to Camp and place it in the offering plate.
YOU’RE INVITED to attend a baby shower for Susan Reese on Saturday, May 12, 2012, 2:00 pm in Parish Hall. Susan is expecting in June and is registered at Target and Babies R Us. The shower is being hosted by Laura Mannix, Dana Meyer and Chris Gore and you can RSVP by contacting Dana at 444-5748 or by signing up on the kiosk in the parish hall. Additional information about Susan, Zach, and baby Felicity can be found in the May edition of the newsletter.