As the New Year rolls in and we all settle into “ordinary time”, your Pastoral Council would like to take this opportunity to reflect on the past year. We had great success in several parish activities. Our thanks goes out to all organizers, volunteers and participants of the Mother Daughter Tea, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Bazaar, the Gun Raffle, and Mardi Gras.
We are blessed with a giving faith community. We extend our thanks to the people that keep our sidewalks cleared in the winter months, the people that donated their time and expertise to make our Mission Statement visible in our Parish Hall and in each classroom. The people that donated the television in the connecting link allowing greater communication and visibility of parish activities and events. The volunteers that clean our church weekly, the people that decorate our altar, the individuals that deliver Holy Communion to our homebound parishioners. Ushers, greeters, servers, musicians, lectors, Eucharistic ministers, and cantors all contribute to our weekly worship. The individuals that have volunteered to teach CCD classes, provide childcare on Wednesday nights, and help students cross the streets safely are providing our Parish its future. High school youth that participate in OLPH events as well as March for Life, Steubenville Conferences, Prayer and Action are setting examples and influencing our parish. The parents and parishioners that assist with the fundraising activities, volunteer to sponsor sleepovers, paint, clean and cook to prepare meals for a variety of functions deserve our thanks. There is so much that goes on behind the scenes that makes our parish special. We want to thank you ALL!
We would also like to extend our thanks to the countless hours Father Metz and his staff extend to the success of our parish. Everyone is busy and has to fit numerous tasks into each day. We appreciate the time and energy given our Parish Mission. We want you ALL to know that what you do is noticed, acknowledged, and appreciated. Thank you.
Your Pastoral Council