I find myself now glancing ahead in my calendar and noticing that the monthly round of evening commission and pastoral council meetings will begin soon. On Pentecost Sunday several parishioners joined the leadership of the parish. I appreciate their willingness to share their personal gifts with the parish, and I look forward to working with all of you who are dedicated to parish leadership.
I don't mean to suggest that everything comes to a halt during the summer months. For example, the parish organizations which come under Christian Service Commission work throughout the year, especially the Franciscan Outreach food program and the St. Vincent de Paul Society. Thanks also to the many volunteers who helped at Crossroads last month. Coordination of for the week of October 11th when we host the South Oakland Shelter has already begun as well.
The Education Commission is planning a weekday evening bible study, beginning in a few weeks. If you would like to come to the Sunday mass with more background on the scriptures which are read each Sunday, this course is for you. More information will follow.