Sr. Irene, from the Mary Queen of Heaven Missionaries of Cebu, Philippines will be here on September 17-18 weekend to ask your help and support in their mission of rescuing women and children from prostitution and human trafficking in the Philippines. They shelter and rehabilitate these women and children whom they have rescued through their center called "Home of Love". Programs and services are given free of charge including shelter, food, counseling, spiritual formation, education, skills training, child care and re-integration programs.
They are appealing to us and desperately need our help to support their program in fighting prostitution through education by sponsoring poor children who can't afford to go to school. The cost to send a child to school is $25 a month or $300 for one year. Their community has successfully helped rescue thousands of these children from the possibility of human trafficking and prostitution in the Philippines. Sr. Irene will be in the Parish Hall after the 9:00 am Mass with her religious items that were made in the Philippines. You can help stop Human Trafficking. For more information about their community, there will be brochures available and profiles of the children at the table after mass. The sisters extend their prayerful gratitude for all parishioners who supported their mission. For more information go to: www.mqhm.org
It is never too late to prepare. On August 31st, Captain David Decarlo, Director of Citrus County Emergency Management will talk on Hurrican perparedness and other emergencies. What do you do if we are on a direct course for a Hurricane or Tropical Storm? How do you care for your pets? Where are the safe houses in our county? What items should you have on hand? All these and more will be discussed. If you are away and have to return home after a disaster, you must have a reenty card to enter your area. Officer Decarlo will tell you how to obtain one. Bring yourself, your spouse, friends and neighbors and listen as this information could save your life. A question and answer session will take place and brochures will be available to take home with you. This valuable event will start at 7:00 pm and light refreshments will be served. For more information, call John Mazzone at 560-0093
Members of St. Scholatica Church traditionally recite the Patriotic Rosary on September 11th. Since remembrance of the tragedy of September 11th occurs on a Sunday this year, we will gather in the church after the 11:30 Mass to again commemorate the lives lost on that fateful day.
All Parishes are invited to join us at 12:45 on 9/11 to recite the Patriotic Rosary including singing of our National Anthem and other songs dedicated to our country and our flag.
The Parish Nurses will again be sponsoring flu shots given by Walgreen’s on Sunday, September 18, from 10AM to 1PM. Flu shots, (including hi-dose), & pneumonia shots will be given by a Walgreen’s pharmacist, in the Loyola Room of the Fr. James Hoge Parish Center. This is the first of the monthly Pancake Breakfasts by the Knights of Columbus, and free blood pressure screenings will be provided by the parish nurses. So plan on breakfast, blood pressure, and your flu shot…truly one-stop shopping.
Starting in this week’s bulletin (Sept. 3/4) there will be a ballot and information on the nominees for the Parish Advisory Council (PAC) on page eight (8) and nine (9)
The voting for the Parish Advisory Council will take place at all of the Masses next weekend, September 10/11th.
Please review all the candidates’ information and place your ballots in the basket at Mass on the weekend of Sept. 10/11
Please be sure to only vote for two (2) candidates
Each Candidate has a small biography of themselves with a picture.
Please vote for the two candidates of your choosing for the Parish Advisory Council by filling out the ballots on page nine (9).
To be eligible to vote, you must be a registered parishioner and be at least 18 years of age.
Please include your name, address and envelope number (if applicable) on your ballot so that your parish membership can be validated and your vote counted. If you don’t presently receive envelopes and would like to receive them please check the box on the ballot.
If you are unable to attend Mass on the weekend that the voting will take place, please submit your ballots to the parish office prior to the Sept. 10/11th weekend.
If you have any questions, please call the parish office at 746-9422.
The parish community of St. Scholastica wishes to extend their deepest sympathy to the families of all who passed away recently and to pray for the repose of their souls.
Please remember in your prayers those who've entered into eternal life, especially: