Glory be to Jesus Christ!
Just a few things:
1. Great Vespers at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday. Divine Liturgy 10:00 a.m. this Sunday. Reading of the Hours and hearing of confessions at 9:30 a.m.
2. Vestments. Holy Cross recently purchased a set of purple vestments and are purchasing a set of red vestments in recognition of our upcoming 10th Anniversary. Any donations to help off-set the cost of purchasing these items would be greatly appreciated. Holy Cross is, as many of you that read this email bulletin, a small mission parish. We do rely greatly upon the kind generosity and support from not just our membership, but from the friends of our mission as well. We are always extremely greatful for the kindness you have shown our mission in the past and hope you will consider making a donation towards our purchase of the vestments. To date we have collected $645.00. Thank you for the generosity shown.
You may make your donations to Holy Cross, specifying that you are donating towards the vestments and a tax receipt will be issued. Once again, you can give Dave your donation and he will see that you get a tax receipt.
3. Holy Cross 10th Anniversary. September 30, 2012. Just reminding you all so that it is on your calendars.
4. Holy Cross has honey for sale. Anyone wanting honey please email: email@example.com Orders have to be in prior to Sept. 10th. 4L—$25.00. 3kg— $18.00. 1kg—$7.50. 500g—$4.00. Creamed and liquid are the same price. Honey will be brought to church on Sept. 16.
5. So, anybody watch the Labour Day Classic? Anyone? Heh Heh Heh. So just so you know, when the Rider’s score, Gainer the Gopher (the super awesome Rider mascot, much more cooler than the vulture and the mangy pigeon mascots of the bombers), gets to drive around the sidelines in his really cool car.
Gainer had to ask the Riders to stop scoring on every play because he had to go fill up with gas because he was driving so much. Heck he was driving so much he probably could have driven all the way to Winnipeg.
Heh Heh Heh.
6. St. Ivan Suchava Parish in Winnipeg is having a fund raiser to replace their boiler. We all know what Winnipeg is like in the winter time so being without a properly functioning boiler might not be a good thing. Here is the info and please consider supporting them.
Who – St. Ivan’s and Cropo’s are putting on a Fundraiser for the Boiler
What – It’s a Fundraising Dinner. This is a little different from our regular events. The entire purpose of the event is to raise money. In attending such an event you focus on donating and thinking of the parish. The event goes as follows:
Arrive between noon and 1230. Appetizers and self serve coffee and cold beverages will be available. Raffle tickets at $20 per ticket will be sold. Once we are ready, satisfied that all are present we will have our opening prayer and start buffet lunch – will include table side wine service followed by buffet dessert and coffee.
Raffle Prizes currently include a 42″HDTV and BluRay Player – 1st Prize – donated by Cropo. We also have a Cuisinart Keurig Coffee System and a Gift pack of Books/artwork. More prizes to be confirmed in the days to come.
Dinner – For all children under 18 – they get to eat Pizza for no charge. For the rest of us lunch includes a beautiful Chicken Breast entree with scalloped potatoes, holubtsi, sweet and sour meatballs, dinner rolls and butter – all from Ludwicks. We will supplement that with our in-house Salad(s) and table/individual appetizers. Wine – Red and White – Little Penguin (Merlot and Pinot Gris) – table service by Cropo Staff. Wine donated by Cropo.
Where – Rose Reception Centre – upstairs at Cropo’s
When – Sunday September 23, 2012 arrival between noon and 1230 with a latest start time of 1pm
Why – This function is to raise money for our Boiler. All strong fundraising campaigns have different pillars – Donations, major donors, Foundations, Government and Events. As of August 31, 2012 we are at 39% of our goal, having received monies from Donations ($2,215), Major Donors($8,000), Government ($1,240) and Events($340). This Event will generate event monies, donations, and hopefully more Major Donors.
How much – $60 per ticket with a $30 tax receipt issued. Draw tickets will be pre-sold$20 per ticket. We will draw when at least 100 draw tickets are sold. Please contact Genevieve Armstrong at 204 663-8423 to buy your banquet tickets, draw tickets or both.
Please find attached an invitation and poster that we ask you to email to your parish members and post in your parish if you wish. I humbly ask that you inform you parish and we are grateful for any and all support for our event. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at: 204 336-0996 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
7. Came across this and I thought I would share it with you.
One Thing Money Still Can’t Buy
In his book What Money Can’t Buy, Michael J. Sandel states, “There are some things money can’t buy—but these days, not much.” Almost everything is up for sale, and if you have enough funds, you can buy what you want. Sandel lists the following examples:
The right to jump to the head of the line at Universal Studios: $149. Vacationers at Universal Studios can buy a special Front of Line Pass that allows them to cut to the front on all rides, shows, and attractions.
A prison-cell upgrade: $90 a night. In some cities nonviolent offenders can pay for a clean, quiet jail cell, without any non-paying prisoners to disturb them.
The services of an Indian surrogate mother: $8,000. Western couples seeking surrogates increasingly outsource the job to India, and the price is less than one-third the going rate in the United States.
The right to shoot an endangered black rhino: $250,000. South Africa has begun letting some ranchers sell hunters the right to kill a limited number of rhinos, to give the ranchers an incentive to raise and protect the endangered species.
Access to the carpool lane while driving solo: about $8. Some cities try to ease traffic congestion by letting solo drivers pay to drive in carpool lanes.
Your doctor’s cellphone number: $1,500 and up per year. A growing number of “concierge” doctors offer cellphone access and same-day appointments for patients willing to pay annual fees ranging from $1,500 to $25,000.
The right to emit a metric ton of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere: $10.50. The European Union runs a carbon-dioxide-emissions market that enables companies to buy and sell the right to pollute.
The right to immigrate to the United States: $500,000. Foreigners who invest $500,000 and create at least 10 full-time jobs in an area of high unemployment are eligible for a green card.
Of course there’s one thing that money still can’t buy—salvation. Jesus paid for it with his own life, but it’s offered to us as a free gift. Always been and always will be.
This week’s question:
Who was the mother of Reuben?
Answer to last week’s question:
How were Jacob’s two wives related to each other? They were sisters.
See you in church,