Monday, November 18, 2019

Fr. Chuck's Column, November 3, 2019

Here it is November already We are now changing our clocks for daylight savings time; an extra hour of sleep! And to celebrate we have a Knights of Columbus Breakfast Taco sale after the 7:30 and 8:45 a.m. Masses today.
Lots of other exciting things coming up. This Friday St Austin School holds its annual gala, an important fund-raiser for the school. It will be something new and different this year as the event is being held at the Pecan Grove Pavilion at Salt Lick BBQ in Driftwood, TX. This should be a lot of fun and definitely delicious. If you are interested see the school’s website at See you there!
On Mon., Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. we will observe the tenth anniversary of the passing of Fr. James Wiesner, CSP with a special Mass. I believe a few Paulists are coming into town for this, and there will be a reception following. It should be a very moving and meaningful event.
Thanksgiving will be celebrated here on Wed. evening, Nov. 27, with a Mass at 7 p.m. Before that we will hand out bags for you to fill with groceries for the annual Christmas Basket Project. It is always impressive to see the front steps of our sanctuary filled with bags and boxes of groceries. Plan to join us on the evening before Thanksgiving!
Advent, and with it a new Liturgical Year, begins on the weekend of Nov. 30-Dec. 1.
On the second Saturday of Advent, Dec. 7, at the beginning of Mass, we will celebrate the blessing of two new statues of saints that will reside in our church. St. Mary of Magdala and St. Phoebe, who was mentioned and praised by St. Paul, will be hung in our sanctuary and blessed at the beginning of that Mass.
And that weekend of Dec. 7 – 8 is our annual Holiday Fair!!!
Before you know it, it will be Christmas! Where did the year go? Well, there is lots coming up, so hang on and enjoy the ride.

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