It seems like we started planning for the parish Oktoberfest so long ago, which we did, and the event is just a week away! First, I'd like to thank the committee members and staff members who have helped with all of the preparations; it's been a lot of work and most has been behind the scenes. Second, thanks to all of you who have already contributed to the purchase of the raffle tickets and/or meal tickets. If you haven't had an opportunity to turn tickets and monies into the office, please consider doing that, ASAP!
Finally, don't miss your chance to bid on some great prizes during the live auction. I'd like to just name a few of them: a reserved pew (which seats up to 12) for the very special, and crowded, Easter and Christmas masses; and your very own parking space (2 spaces available) with a personalized placard. I hear a rumor that a dinner or two will also be on the live auction, hosted at the rectory, and catered by some pretty talented chefs! There will be other great prizes available- please consider taking time next Sunday to make our Oktoberfest a success.
I'd like to clarify the Sunday mass schedule for next week: we will have the regular Sunday 8:30am and 11am masses here at Newman. Fr. Valentine and I will be switching; I'll be at OLG for the 10:30am mass there and he will be here for our 11am mass. There will not be a Sunday 7:30pm mass next weekend.