A summer thought from Pope Francis: “Only a heart that is not taken over by hastiness is capable of being moved, that is, of not allowing itself to be caught up in itself and by things to do, and is aware of others, of their wounds, their needs. Compassion is born from contemplation.”
Pope Francis instituted this World Day of Grandparents and the Elderly because “grandparents are often forgotten, and we forget this wealth of preserving roots and passing on” to the young the experience of life. Young people and adults and our society cannot save themselves without the elderly. The dreams of the elderly have built our society and its values by prayer, sacrifice and unconditional love. Placing the elderly at the center of the life of our communities every day, not only in emergencies, but entering into real dialogue, will bring about the true wisdom that only the Holy Spirit can give.
PARENTS OF OUR PARISH SCHOOL OF RELIGION
Mrs. Laura Gyawali, our PSR Principal, has been hard at work getting everything ready for the opening gatherings on Sunday, September 12th at 10 a.m. Registration is now open, with further information in today’s bulletin.
TUCKPOINTING OUR PARISH CHURCH
In last week’s Sunday bulletin, I gave background information regarding the ongoing care of our magnificent Church. The James G. Staat Tuckpointing and Waterproofing Company will begin the tuckpointing at the beginning of August. The Base Bid for the Church includes this scope of work: remove all efflorescence, bio clean with Prosoco Bio Wash and hot water, spot tuckpoint all elevations by removing existing mortar with analysis for proper psi strength, remove all settlement cracks, weathered joints, grind to 3/4” in depth, install new mortar to match tooling, texture and color, cutout and recalk all sky facing joints, cutout and recalk all window perimeters, seal all limestone with Natural Stone Treatment, seal all brick with Prosoco PD, replace twenty brick units, patch limestone. Access will be by aerial lifts and scaffolds. Total Bid amount is $251,706.00.
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