• Robert Dwyer

Bulletin Message From Father Kevin (June 9)

Dear Brothers and Sisters,


Veni, Sancte Spiritus!

Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and enkindle


in them the fire of your love!

Today we finally celebrate the Feast of Pentecost which

brings the Easter season to a close. As you probably know, Easter

is the greatest feast day of the Church: the celebration of the

resurrection of our Lord, his victory over sin and death, and his

promise to make us victorious as well and raise us one day. In

some ways, Pentecost would be the second greatest feast day

and Christmas would be third. But another way to look at it would

see the 50 days of the Easter season as one big celebration, and

so Easter-Ascension-Pentecost would be the greatest feast day,

and Christmas would be second. No matter how you look at it, the

sending of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost is an important and

necessary celebration in the Church. We need to ask our Lord to

help us be more open to receiving the Holy Spirit in our lives, and

ask the same for our parish, our diocese and our Church.

We have currently raised $45,194 toward the goal of

$50,000 for a second parish school activity bus. This leaves us

with $4,806 that we still hope to raise. Thank you to all who have

supported this dream of parish and school transportation for the

upcoming fall! I would especially like to thank Neal Wright for his

very generous contribution of $50,000 which covered the cost of

an entire bus and enabled us to raise funds for a second bus.

Currently, Epiphany School has two very old buses from 2001 and

2002 which are used for field trips and sporting events, which are

a challenge to keep in good operating condition. Eventually, of

course, they will need to be replaced, but the priority for these two

buses this year will be to pick up and drop off students for the

school day.

I would also like to thank the generosity of those who

have contributed to the Help Joshua Fund. As of this writing,

$17,353 has been raised. If you would like to write a check to

contribute, please make it out to Precious Blood Church and in the

memo line print: Joshua Fund. There is a committee of three

parishioners which oversees any reimbursements for medical

expenses or any expenses related to Joshua’s medical condition.

As we get precise figures of expenses (most bills have not come

in yet from Joshua’s nearly one-month stay at Children’s Hospital

of Philadelphia) I will keep you updated as to the reimbursements

that the committee approves.

As I write this (on June 4th), we are looking forward to

the graduation of our eighth graders from Epiphany School.

Congratulations to them and their families, and we wish them all

the best – especially that they stay close to God – as they embark

on the next stage of their lives in high school. June 12th will be the

last day of school for our other students at Epiphany School. We

hope all of our children on summer vacation and their families will

have a restful and profitable time.

A Scholarship Committee (for graduating high school

seniors) will convene soon and the recipients of the scholarships

will be announced the first weekend of July, which is when we will


celebrate the Feast of the Precious Blood.

We look forward to celebrating the dedicated service

given by our adult volunteers this past year at our upcoming

beach-themed dinner on Saturday, June 15, from 6:30 – 8:30 PM

at Epiphany School gym. Please RSVP to the office if you can

come!

For our prison ministry we are looking for anyone who is

willing to lead a Bible study for the inmates at Coffeewood

Correctional Center on Wednesday evenings. Please contact the

office if you can do this.

Also, if you would like to help out with the Corpus Christi

procession on June 23, please contact the office.

Vacation Bible Camp is coming in July. It will begin on

Sunday, July 21 (from 5:30 to 8:30 PM) and continue till Thursday,

July 25. Under the direction of Karen Kulivan and Whitney

Edwards, again this year, the children will be able to participate in:

Totally Catholic: ROAR! Life is Wild, God is Good! See below for

upcoming details and volunteering opportunities.

God bless,

Fr. Kevin


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