Next weekend is LABOR DAY WEEKEND!                   

Thanks to the many who attended the Holy Day Masses on the Feast of the Assumption. It was great to see the church full on Wednesday evening & Thursday morning. If you weren’t able to attend, I hope you attended an evening Mass. It’s not only important for ourselves  but also for the myriad of people we are praying for at Mass. We receive so much grace, though invisible, that fills us with the power to resist temptation, to carry our sufferings, while proclaiming the life of Christ in our lives as His disciples. Keep up the dedication and persistence.

This past week we completed installation of all the various audio & visual equipment. We have a professional studio in the choir loft and the quality of our livestream will be equal to what you see on broadcast television. Come Labor Day, we’ll use the projectors to put up the livestream and switch over the following week to the readings, music  and prayers. I hope to find software that will permit us to have the call-response prayers, so that folks who attend funerals or come at Christmas/Easter will feel at ease with the prayers as they will be able to read them off the wall. We need a few volunteers to help us with this project, so please come forward with any questions about volunteering.

As I stated earlier the system will cost $50,000.00 which I hope to fund through this year’s GRAND ANNUAL CAMPAIGN. I would ask our summer residents to consider making a pledge to help fund this important technology. Also, whenever you miss the parish, you can always tune in on Sundays and watch the 10:00am mass live from our website. If you miss that live Mass you can also access it from our website at any time. With this new vendor we will be able to load content from Catholic Travelling Prayers and other Catholic content.

Do you know someone who wasn’t able to become Catholic through Baptism or who wants to be fully received into the Church with First Communion, Penance and Confirmation? Are you Protestant but want to explore becoming a Roman Catholic? Lastly, are you an adult and want to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation? Please contact me or Catherine Rein for more information. See you Labor Day Weekend.

Next weekend is LABOR DAY WEEKEND, and we have to say goodbye to our summer residents. We will do so with gatherings by the Fish Pond after each  Mass. Hot pizza will be served after the 4pm Mass and 7pm Mass. Cold pizza, coffee & donuts after the 7:30am Mass,. Coffee, donuts and ice cream after the 10am and 11:30am Masses.

The Marshfield Fair is upon us at the Fair Grounds. The fair ends this Sunday  evening and it is my hope that you have a chance to take it in.

The Chamber of Commerce has a new LOBSTER FEST on Saturday, Sep 7th from 12-5pm (rain or shine!) in Brant Rock, featuring local artisans, entertainment, games & food trucks. Laura Brait, President of the local Chamber, has done so much for the town, and this is yet another example of her dedication. 

On Saturday & Sunday, Sept 7-8,  travel to Scituate to St Mary and St George Church, 27 Hood Rd, for the annual EGYPTIAN FESTIVAL,  held from 11am-7pm.

CCD-RELIGIOUS EDUCATION begins the September 14th and 15th weekend. On September 21st and 22nd we will be welcoming a PROPAGATION OF THE FAITH missionary priest who will speak at each of the Masses. 

One last reminder that we are soliciting GRAND ANNUAL PLEDGES and would ask every family to consider making a pledge today. Thanks.

There is nothing like fall in New England so make sure not to pass up these opportunities to enjoy the good weather and be with family and friends and have a  HAPPY LABOR DAY!