May 26, 2019
NEED FOR USHERS AND COLLECTION COUNTERS: Because of age and illness, several of our ushers and collection counters have had to step aside after serving our parish in both of these responsibilities for many, many years. This, of course, creates vacancies that must be filled. Our ushers do much more than simply take up the collection. They really are the first to greet our parishioners and visitors when they enter church. They provide guidance and directions for guests. They ask those gathered in prayer to bring up the gifts. They help to create an atmosphere of prayer and reverence by the way they participate in the Mass. Our collection counters have the very serious responsibility of accurately counting the weekly collection – usually once a month, from after the 9AM Mass until about Noon. The collection is counted; then two counters take the collection directly to the bank. One of the Counting Teams is made up of women from the parish. Your help would be very, very much appreciated. For more information on the Ministry of Usher or the responsibility of a collection counter, please speak to Tom Franczyk, our Business Manager, at the rectory (833-1715) or speak directly with Father Peter.
GRATITUDE TO ALTAR AND ROSARY SOCIETY: Parish Leadership joins Msgr. Popadick in thanking publicly the members of the Altar and Rosary Society for their most generous gift of $1000.00 for the needs of St. Aloysius Society. Their donation will enable us to enhance our efforts to spread the Good News of Jesus, to care for the needy, to expand our services and to maintain our buildings and properties. What is very clear is this financial gift is but a symbol of the commitment of the members of the Altar and Rosary Society to our parish family. The real ‘donation” of the Altar and Rosary Society is the prayerful presence of the members at Mass, their gifts of time and talent in making our Church building beautiful and prayerful, their constant availability whenever/wherever needed. So our prayers and gratitude go out once again to the members of the Altar and Rosary for all they do for St. Aloysius Gonzaga Parish.