Welcome Fr. Dennet Jung, OFM, as interim pastor until Advent. We thank you for sharing your spirituality, wisdom and pastoral experience with us!
We congratulate Sister M. Madonna Rougeau on her Golden Jubilee. She grew up in the parish and went to St. Michael School. Then she entered the Sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration in Mishawaka, Indiana. She has worked as a registered nurse and on the board of various hospitals. She was vice-president of mission at St. James Hospital in Chicago Heights before being named superior and administrator of the health care facility for the Sisters in Mishawaka. Congratulations to Sister Madonna and her mother Jane Rougeau and all her family, regular Franciscan Outreach volunteers.
Next weekend another Franciscan will join us for two weeks. We welcome Brother John Boissy who is in his second year of vows at our formation center in Chicago. He will be helping with Vacation Bible School July 17-21, Franciscan Outreach and other ministries. Besides attending De Paul University, John loves working with wood. Sister Madonna and Brother John remind us that we need more Sisters and Brothers! Pray for vocations.
Many feast days this week. On July 11th we celebrate St. Benedict, founder of Western Monasticism; the 14th Saint Kateri Tekakwitha, the patroness of Native Americans; and the 15th St. Bonaventure, Franciscan theologian and doctor of the Church. The Archdiocese requires that all Extraordinary Eucharistic Ministers be recertified every three years. This will be done after the noon Mass on July 9 and July 16. We thank you for your ministry here in Church and for taking Holy Communion to nursing homes and others unable to come to church.
Have you noticed the electronic door opener for the “handicapped” door under the old bell tower? It keeps the door open long enough for someone using a walker to enter. Also the religious education entrance has a new door. Thanks to Sharon Myers and staff! And the donors of rose bushes in the Little Flower garden have been identified.