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Msgr. Norb Ernst
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November 2019

I’m really looking forward to celebrating Thanksgiving with you again this year – my 15th! – WOW! There is so much for which to be grateful. I am grateful for the gift of the Holy Priesthood and the opportunity to continue to serve as your Pastor. I am grateful for your prayerful support for my family, especially my nephew Michael. I am especially grateful for your generous practice of stewardship offering your time, talent and treasure for the support of our parish, and the many, many other charitable causes that come your way.

Our SMMA Grade School attends an All School Mass on Tuesday, November 26th at 9:30am celebrating the season of Thanksgiving. It’s always a very inspiring Mass; all parishioners are welcome – especially our Home School families.

SMMA touches the lives of so many people and your support makes that happen. Our Mass schedule Thanksgiving Day is 6:30am and 9:00am. During each Mass you will have the opportunity during the Offertory to place at the altar canned goods or a monetary offering for those less fortunate. The food is taken to the local food pantry; the money is given to our St. Vincent de Paul ministry.

During the coming season of Advent each Deanery of the Archdiocese will offer an Advent Reflection which includes a meal together, a conference, and an opportunity to participate in an outreach offering to our brothers and sisters in need. The South County Advent Reflection will be at Assumption Parish on Sunday, December 15th, beginning at 2:30pm. Dr. Andrew and Michele Chronister will give the reflection.

This is the time of the year when we send out a Year End Appeal Letter. A special year end gift to our parish may help with your tax situation and certainly helps to support the many activities, organizations and ministries of our parish. I especially thank those who regularly support our parish. If you haven’t been able to make any financial donations throughout the year to help support the parish, a year end gift is an excellent way to do your part to help our parish be Alive in Christ.

God bless you!

Msgr. Norb Ernst – Pastor

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