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9/11 Memorial Mass held next Sunday 10/22

To honor all firefighters, police officers and emergency medical technicians who served and serve our local community and communities across our country, and those who died or were impacted by this horrific tragedy. Please sign the name of your loved one or friend, living or deceased in the book. There will be a blessing for all first responders during the Mass.
This will be a bilingual Mass at 10:00 am, 10/22. This Memorial Mass will also be celebrated in honor of those who were victims of the most recent tragedy in Las Vegas. We pray for the police officers and the souls of the 58 dead, and over 500 injured.

Letters from Padre….

My dear sisters and brothers in Christ Jesus,

As we continue to discern the Holy Spirit’s activity and movement in our parish- an activity and movement continually conforming us into Christ, I want to thank everyone for her/his prayers and support for St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church. Without all of us being alive in the Spirit, our parish would be lost.

In the next several months, we will be discussing and discerning how to increase our communion in community. Many of you have approached me in regards to the ways that our diversity could produce greater unity. And I am joyful, because we are one Faith Community and must remain so.

On Wednesday, October 11, we held our first Parish Council Meeting. The Parish Council’s purpose is to aid and assist me in my discernment and leadership of our Faith Community. And I am grateful to these women and men.

In next week’s bulletin and in all the bulletins to follow, the Parish Council’s minutes will be posted both in Spanish and English. Please read them, so that you will know how and what your Parish Council is doing.

Thanks, Peace, and Grace,
Fr. Russell Ruggiero

My dear sisters and brothers in Christ Jesus,

I want to thank all of you, my sisters and brothers, for your continued talent, time, and treasure toward the parish and school for our repair and restoration program. Your generosity is greatly appreciated and valued. I am joyful to announce that one of our parishioners, who wishes to remain anonymous, has donated $40,000 to be equally divided between the parish and the school.

Also, there have been those who have provided their time and talent to assist our Faith Community’s journey toward rebuilding. As suggested by both the Diocese and our insurance company, it is more economical and prudent to improve, not simply restore. Where we believe this is sound, we are discussing such decisions.

If you are interested in assisting the parish, please see Fr. Russell. Thank you and God’s continued grace and peace to all of you.

In Christ Jesus’ service,
Fr. Russell