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July 14, 2019 – 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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July 14, 2019

15th Sunday in Ordinary Time

“Go and do likewise.”

Landscaping at Church and Rectory

I wanted to update the community on some landscaping and tree work that has been happening at the parish.

Church – The dirt piles on the East side of the church will remain there until next spring as we wait for the ground to settle.  All of that dirt was dug out from that area, so most of it should settle back in over the next year, especially after next winter’s freeze and thaw.

Rectory – You may have noticed some changes around the rectory and parish office.  We’ve trimmed trees, removed bushes, placed sod, and seeded grass.  Eventually we also plan to clean up the rock bed in front of the rectory.  I’m so grateful to everyone who has given a hand with all this work.

And finally, the big news!  Many of you are already aware, but in case you haven’t heard, we lost one of our huge trees by the parish office entrance in one of the storms we had a few weeks ago.  I give humble thanks to God that it didn’t land on the building.  As it turns out, the tree was completely hollow, and just needed a little wind to blow it down.  When it fell, it took down another tree next to it, and half of a second tree (which we will be cutting down soon due to this damage).  I’m very grateful to the Knights of Columbus who showed up shortly after the storm and had the tree cut up and hauled away within a few hours.

Since we have lost these three trees, I would like to replace them.  I am interested in planting three Sugar Maple trees in their place.  I love Sugar Maples because of their beautiful orange leaves in the fall.  If anyone would like to buy one of these trees in memory of someone, please let me know.

You are in my daily prayers.

God bless you,

Fr. VanDenBroeke