Delores June Skaggs, mother of Sheri Owens, passed from this life on Thursday, September 14, 2017 in Oklahoma. Pray for the repose of her soul and the comfort and peace of her family and all those who mourn her.
I returned Friday, September 15 from SSC Synod in Illinois. Thank you for your prayers during my absence. It was an enjoyable time, but I am glad to be home amongst my flock. I am also grateful to Fr. Joseph and our Parish Office volunteers for taking care of everything and everyone during my time away.
Please recall that Sunday, September 17, 2017, The Rev. Canon Sergio Diaz, Vicar of Iglesia San Miguel in Fort Worth, will be our special guest in both Masses (preaching) and during Sunday School in the Parish Hall (9:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.)
A Mass of Requiem for Oleda Whiteley (who passed on September 8), mother of Robert Curtis, will be celebrated at Holy Apostles on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at Noon. A reception in the Parish Hall will follow The Requiem. Pray for the family of Oleda Whiteley, and all those who mourn her, and for the repose of her soul.
A Mass of Requiem for Beth Keller (who passed on September 12) will be celebrated at Holy Apostles on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. A reception in the Parish Hall will follow The Requiem. Pray for the family of Beth Keller, especially her husband, Fred, and all those who mourn her, and for the repose of her soul.
About the Parish Retreat on Saturday, September 30, 2017: A retreat can be understood as a definite time (from a few hours in length to as long as a month) spent away from one’s normal life for the purpose of reconnecting with God, hence the word “retreat.” There are many types and styles of retreat, but, for the purpose of our first Parish Retreat, it will be a time that we set aside in order to seek what is most important to us, which is Almighty God and our identity through Him. So, it can be said that this time “away” is for the benefit of ourselves as individuals, but also for that of the entire Parish as we seek His word for our collective life. More to come! But for now, please plan on attending because God “is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think” (Ephesians 3:20), but we have to show up to receive it!—Fr. Joseph