June 26, 2022
At the time of the bulletin’s publication, both Fr. Jeff and Fr. Quan are out-of-town, so I’m your guest writer! I know many times this article provides you with inspiration for the week ahead or deep thoughts to ponder. I can’t say that I’m providing much to ponder, but perhaps you will find a bit of inspiration! I thought I’d give you a glimpse of what goes on around the parish while the majority of the campus is “quiet.”
During the week of June 14, we hosted “Monumental: Celebrating God’s Greatness,” our Vacation Bible Camp.After having a few unusual years due to Covid, camp was a huge success thanks to Children’s Formation Coordinator, Tammy Kessler and her Camp Coordinator, Kathleen Mullins. We had 91 campers in grades JK-5th grade. Those campers were supported by 53 youth and 28 adult volunteers. That’s an amazing amount of folks learning and celebrating our faith! Our camp supplies and decor went to a new home at St. Edward so that their kids can have as delightful of an experience as ours did! Extra snacks went to Wellington Elementary, one of our Jefferson County Public School neighbors where 90% of the students receive free lunches. Check out our Facebook page if you’d like to see some of the pictures of their exciting time together. Imagine that all of this was going out while parishioners went in and out of the building while getting their pictures made for our new photo directory!
Our campus is going through some physical changes as well! You may notice some new plantings in the front of the building where there has been upcycling of our Easter flowers to add some brightness to the landscape in the years ahead. Last year’s lilies have been blooming all week! Two new (and hopefully more comfortable)benches have replaced the concrete ones outside on the plaza so parishioners and visitors can enjoy the flowers, take a break or offer a prayer. School classroom cleaning is well underway. The stage doors in the gym have been painted and new security doors have been installed at the school entrance. Chromebooks and laptops are being updated and the calendar submissions are being compiled to give us direction in the year ahead. Off in the not too distant future, our Leprechauns are planning their summer picnic and the youth are preparing for a mission trip to Guatemala and a trip to Holiday World!
If you’re not inspired yet, know this–we are blessed to celebrate God’s greatness not only in VBC but daily in our parish community!