Dear Parish Family,
At last Sunday’s homily, I spoke of the importance of having moments of silence not just at Mass, but in our daily lives as well. I asked you to give silence a try sometime during the week. Have you been able to do so? Silence is the language in which God speaks. Thus, we need those moments of silent prayer so as to sense the promptings of the Holy Spirit in our lives. If you want to hear again the two factors that largely determine where God is in your life, please listen to the homily at www.stjohnjackson.org/2014/homily-fr-chas-8-10-14.
We Need Your Help with the Liturgy of the Eucharist!
One thing I noticed at our Masses here is the shortage of two types of volunteers: 1) people to help with setting up for Mass (sacristans) and 2) people who help with the distribution of the body and blood of Christ (extraordinary ministers of holy communion). We consistently have had to scramble a few minutes before Mass and ask if any one in the congregation can replace the ones scheduled who have not shown up and neglected to find a substitute.
Thus, we need new volunteers in each of the Masses who are faithful and dependable. You do not need to serve in these capacities at every Sunday Mass, but only when scheduled. Please call the office if you can serve as a sacristan or EM. It would be a great help to Fr. Kurian and me. Perhaps you could suggest the same to a friend whom you see at Mass regularly.
Yours in Christ,