Holy Cross Catholic Church
The Pastor's Note
1st Sunday of Advent

First Reading: Jeremiah 33:14-16
Second Reading: 1 Thessalonians 3:12--4:2
Gospel: Luke 21:25-28, 34-36

Update regarding our Area Catholic Community

Three years ago our four parishes were placed into a grouping that will be called an Area Catholic Community. We decided that our ACC would be called the WOHV'n in Faith Area Catholic Community. (W for Wahkon, O is for Onamia, H is for Hillman and V is Vineland) This year Bishop Kettler asked that the four Parish Councils be replaced by a single council that will be called the WOHV'n in Faith Area Pastoral Council. Bishop Kettler said, "A Pastoral Council is a body that is advisory to the pastor with respect to these elements of Catholic life: word, worship, community, service, leadership, stewardship and evangelization. The Pastoral Council is a visioning and planning body that helps the pastor empower others for the mission of the church." In this new structure each parish will continue to maintain its existing committees for faith formation, worship, parish life, fund raising, bazaars, festivals, building maintenance, finance, etc. At the same time the WOHV'n in Faith Area Pastoral Council will be looking for ways for the parishes to share their resources and work together on projects. Please see the insert in today's bulletin for further details.

Information regarding the missalettes

Each year we are supposed to get new missalettes in November in time for the first Sunday of Advent. They did not arrive yet and we called the company. They say that there is a printing problem and the new ones should arrive in two weeks. They sent a .pdf file of the scripture readings for the first two weeks of Advent and we made a few copies and placed them in the pews. They are intended for those who find it hard to hear the readings during the Mass. The old missalettes will work just fine for the time being because the songs and the prayers during the Mass remain the same.

Fr. Jerry Schik, OSC

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