RCIA, Slovenes and All Souls
First of all, a reminder that the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) is going to start on Wednesday, October 29th, at 5:00pm in the Fr. Landreville Room. This will continue bi-weekly through the Easter season in 2015. RCIA is for those adults who are not yet baptized, or who are baptized in another Christian tradition who want to become Catholic, or for a Baptized Catholic who had never been Confirmed. If you or anyone you know fits into this category, please join us on the 29th! Also, some people have asked if they can simply attend because they would like to learn more about their faith (even though they have already received all their Sacraments). The answer is of course, yes. Anyone can attend the Wednesday night classes which go from 5:00 to 7:00pm. A master schedule will soon be posted for anyone to be able to check. Along with the dates, there will also be the topics to be discussed for that particular night.
We welcome once again the Singing Slovenes this weekend! They will be providing the music for the Mass at 11:00, followed by an afternoon of more music/dancing in the parish hall (12:30pm). This is our annual Oktoberfest pot-luck picnic, so please make an effort to participate in some way—either with the gift of your food, your dancing skills, your eating skills, your clean-up skills, or simply your having fun skills! I hope to see everyone there!
Lastly, a word about All-Saints/All-Souls day: With All Saints falling on a Saturday this year, it is not a separate Holy Day of Obligation. There will be a Saturday morning Mass on November 1st to commemorate All Saints, but it is not technically obligatory. The Sunday liturgies (including the 4:00pm Saturday Mass) will all be celebrations of All Souls day.
Our annual Mass of remembrance to recall the names of all the parishioners we have lost in death over the past calendar year will be part of the 11:00am Mass on Sunday, November 2nd. Specific invitations for family members of the deceased to be present to light a commemorative candle have been sent out. Hopefully, we did not forget anyone. If you have not received an invitation and you have lost a loved one from this parish in the last year, please let us know. We do not want to leave anyone out. The names of all the deceased will be read and if no family is able to attend, I will light the candle on their behalf.
May the Peace of Christ be with you always!