eNEWS for 5-26-2019 - Pax Christi Catholic Community
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For the week of Sunday, May 26, 2019
Dear Members of Pax Christi,
This Sunday morning we will celebrate Fr. Mike’s 30th anniversary of his ordination. Page 6 of the May
has a wonderful article regarding his journey into the priesthood and his ministry. Please join us as we bless him at the 9:00am and 11:00am Masses, and rejoice in his call of service to the people of God. A reception in his honor will follow those Masses.
This weekend we also mark Memorial Day, a day originally set aside in observance to honor men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. First known as Decoration Day, it began in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Many observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials where loved ones are laid to rest after having served this country valiantly in the military. We also remember those whose lives have touched ours and are now at home with God.
The following is a prayer for visiting a grave in a cemetery, adapted from Rev. Edward M. Hays’ book
Prayers for the Domestic Church
God of Abraham and of Moses, Lord of the Living, who visited Jesus within His grave and filled Him with the fullness of Eternal Life, hear our prayer this day as we come to the burial place of (loved one’s name) with reverence. We visit this sacred place where his/her remains were placed within the womb of the earth to await the Final Day of Glory.
Lord, we have come on this pilgrimage of prayer to keep the flame of love alive within our hearts. As we read his/her name upon the marker-stone, we rejoice because that name has been written for all ages in the palm of Your Divine Hand. May the breath of creation that surrounds this grave—trees, grass, and earth, birds and sun—join us in our prayers. May this pilgrimage remind us of what we already know: that nothing dies, rather, life is only transformed into new life. Holy is this grave, holy this earth that has held in gentle embrace the bodies of all who are buried in this cemetery. And to our loved one, and to all the Holy Dead, eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. Amen.
Wishing you blessings this Memorial Day weekend!
Jane Schmitz, Parish Director
FATHER MIKE'S HOMILY BLOG
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THIS WEEKEND'S VIDEO ANNOUNCEMENTS
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GIVING THE GIFT OF APPRECIATED STOCK
Now may be the perfect time to give a gift of appreciated stock. Your hard-working investment can have a multiplier effect. You can increase your charitable contribution to Pax Christi Catholic Community, avoid capital gains tax on stock you have held for over a year, and receive an income tax deduction for the full value of your donation. You can make a charitable donation of stock at any time of the year. Pax Christi Catholic Community is grateful for your generosity.
Please review any charitable decisions with your tax or financial advisor
. Questions? Contact Maura Schnorbach, Dir. of Development and Engagement, 952-405-7220.
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FR. BILL PHOTO REQUEST
During his time at Pax Christi, Fr. Bill has been part of significant moments in our lives—baptisms, weddings, First Eucharist, and more. If you have any photos of Fr. Bill at these or any other events celebrated at Pax Christi, please share them with us for our "Good Bye Fr. Bill" video. Email your photos to Melissa Nault, email@example.com, by June 10.
SPEAKER AND RESOURCE FAIR
Living with a Purpose: The Power of Purposeful Aging
Thursday, May 23, Speaker 1:00–2:00pm, Resource Fair 12:00–3:00pm
SENIOR HIGH DINNER AND A MOVIE
Friday, May 24, 5:00–10:00pm RSVP
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FR. MIKE'S 30TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
Following morning Masses THIS Sunday, May 26
May 27 marks the 30th anniversary of Fr. Mike’s ordination. We will be celebrating the occasion with a reception following morning Masses on Sunday, May 26. You’ll have the opportunity to offer your congratulations to Fr. Mike and enjoy cake and hospitality. We hope to see you there.
MEMORIAL DAY MASS
THIS Monday, May 27, 9:00am in the chapel
Please join us for Memorial Day Mass at 9:00am in the chapel. The parish office will be CLOSED for business in observance of the holiday and the building will close following Mass.
PAX CHRISTI COMMUNITY ENDOWMENT
Weekend of June 8/9
Join us on Pentecost weekend, June 8 and 9, for the Pax Christi Community Endowment Fund celebration. You will have the opportunity to meet with several of the recipients of the Justice grants following the weekend liturgies. This is an opportunity to understand the impact that your generosity has made in the work of the grant recipients.
PET MINISTRY SOCIAL - All are welcome!
Wednesday, June 12, 6:30pm, lower level parking lot
Pax Pets Ministry would like to invite you to their annual social evening. In case of rain, we will bring the party into the gym. Please come join us for a night of fun, food, and friendly people and Pax Pet teams. You’ll get to meet our incredible therapy pets, which will be a treat in itself. We would love to meet you and answer any questions you may have to get familiar with our ministry. RSVP to Renee Reardon, firstname.lastname@example.org, or 952-405-7200. We look forward to seeing you there.
SENIOR HIGH SUMMER SHINDIG
Saturdays, June 15, July 13, August 10; 6:15–9:00pm at the fire pit
9–12th graders, come on down to the fire pit on the trail behind Pax Christi for lawn games, music, and a bonfire—complete with a gourmet s'more bar and hot dogs over the fire! We'll meet after the 5:00pm Mass. Rain location is Room 111.
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WALL OF GENEROSITY
Weekends: June 15/16 and June 22/23 in the narthex
Support the 13 youth and 3 adults traveling to Washington, DC, to serve those in need this summer! It's easy—pick a numbered envelope off the Wall and return the envelope with your gift! You will receive a postcard from DC and an invitation to a presentation/reception after the trip where you can hear about the young people's experiences!
JUST ENGAGEMENT: THE POWER TO CHANGE
Sundays, June 16–August 4, 12:30–2:30pm, Room #212, $28
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VACATION BIBLE CAMP
July 29–August 2, 9:00am–12:00pm
ages 3 years – 5th grade
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MIDDLE SCHOOL SERVICE CAMP
July 29–August 2, 8:30am – 4:00pm
6th through 8th grade
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