Welcome . . to Our Lady of Lourdes † St. Anne . . .
Buildings and Grounds
Dear Friends, Since 2008 the roofs on the St. Anne church, rectory and convent have been replaced. Now we need to look at the roofs on the Our Lady of Lourdes campus. All the buildings at Lourdes were inspected: the church, rectory, school and convent. The report showed for each, there are some repairs needed immediately, some needed soon, and some needed in three to five years. Currently repairs are underway at a cost of $21,000. Lourdes already has that money in its savings account. Please remember, as a cluster we try to do everything together, but parish finances are kept separate. Work at St. Anne was paid by St. Anne, and the work at Lourdes will be paid entirely by Lourdes. I'll be working with the Finance Council and Pastoral Council to determine how we'll finance the more substantial work for Lourdes needed in three to five years from now. Peace and Grace - Fr. Tyman
Bereavement and Remembrance
Annual Bereavement Weekend Masses and Table of Remembrance. On November 4th-5th, we will be naming all those loved ones who have gone to God since last October. If you have had someone die this past year, please contact Jeriann or the Cluster office (473-9656) with the exact spelling and pronunciation of your relative or friend. We keep a list of those whose funerals have been at OLOL+SA and those we hear about, but sometimes there are out of town ones that we may not catch. Also, during the month of November, we invite everyone to bring a Photo of any loved one who has died over the years, to display in church all during November. Please label it with their name (and your name so we can return it to you at Thanksgiving time!) Or you can simply write their name’s in our Books of Remembrance that will be on the table too. Thank you for sharing your loved ones with us.
Lithuanian Christmas Box
St George Lithuanian Church has involved St. Anne and OLOL in our Christmas box project for children and seniors in Lithuania. It has been about 5 years. We thank you for your help and the care you put into each package. The Sister Cities project of Alytus and Rochester does help with the shipping costs. We also give to Senior citizens in a nursing home. The small boxes are for them. Pick up a box today and a flyer will be inside to help you with items and ideas. We are sending the spirit of Christmas to Lithuania from Rochester. Thank you so much. Please return by October 15th to the same area.
Helping Hands Needed
• Office Project short term - See Kristen Walsh.
• Hospitality Ministers at 5pm OLOL. See Nancy.
• Office Volunteers at OLOL for mornings or afternoons, Mon -Thurs, weekly or subs. Call Jennifer.
• Church cleaners at OLOL according to your schedule.
• Liturgy Committee seeking folks who appreciate Mass and celebrations of various church seasons. Meetings monthly. See Fr. Tyman or Nancy.
• Cantors or Choir Members at Lourdes - See Fr. Tyman, or Nancy.