Dear Parishioners,
Next weekend is the beginning of the month of November. It’s hard to believe how quickly time is moving along. A friendly reminder that on Sunday, November 1st, daylight saving time ends. The clock “falls back” an hour. November 1st is also All Saints Day. Since it falls on a Sunday this year, we will celebrate All Saints at the regular scheduled masses on Saturday evening and Sunday.
I will be conducting Bible study next Sunday at 1:15pm in the Auditorium. Since we are currently in the Yellow Zone, we need to limit the number of those attending to 25. So if you are interested in attending, please call the rectory and leave your name and number. I look forward to seeing you there.
November 2nd is All Souls Day. It is a day we remember our loved ones who have died. All of our loved ones will be remembered at the masses in a special way.
We are putting the finishing touches on our Hall of Remembrance in the vestibule of our church. We have our sign up. We will put a candle in that area that will be lit as a reminder that the souls of the just are in the hands of God. We will invite parishioners to place a small picture or a prayer card of a loved one who died within the year as our parish’s way of praying for all the Faithful Departed.
During the month of November, the church has a beautiful tradition of praying for the souls in purgatory. Purgatory is that place of final purification the soul goes through before being found without blemish to stand in the presence of the Savior. Please pray for all the souls in Purgatory this month. 
Our Thanksgiving Food Drive is underway. I thank you for your very kind donation to help feed families in need. This will be the last weekend to collect money. Now we are in the process of identifying families to help feed by giving them a $100 food card so they can buy Thanksgiving food for their families. Myself and the rectory staff have started to identify such families. If you know of families in need, please call us at the rectory and let us know.
Finally, a reminder that Nov 3rd is Election Day. Please exercise your right to vote in this very important Presidential Election. The Rectory Office will be closed.
Thanks for your support!
Fr. Abels
Confirmation w Bishop Sanchez

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