Well, I hope everyone here made out alright while I was away on vacation! I’d like to congratulate Brooke Semelsberger and Corbin Corrente on celebrating their wedding this weekend. It’s quite a time to get married, so congratulations to the newlywed couple!
This week also, I’m excited that quite a few things we’ve been working on for a while are finally ready to go:
Our new copier has been delivered so next week’s bulletin should look rather different and will include the readings, responses, and hymns. I’m going to put some faith in you folks, and please make sure that during the hymns, you’re actually singing along and not reading my column instead! In all seriousness, I think it will be a good change, as there will only be one “thing” placed in each pew each week, and we should be able to print as many as are needed.
We also received an update that our CemSites cemetery management package with mapping has been completed. We’ll be receiving training on it here in the office sometime next week. Although this means there will be quite a bit of work to be done, I’m hopeful that many of you will be willing to volunteer as we try to get things in order and start to get our cemeteries organized. Thank you to everyone for your contributions toward the project.
I’m also excited that now that the applications are in, as soon as I get them from our Diocesan HR office, we should hopefully begin the interview process for our new DRE and Maintenance person in the next week. Please keep all of us in your prayers that all goes well and we find an excellent person for each position.
In the meantime, I’m thankful to a couple of our Religious Ed Teachers who are looking through potential new materials for the Fall. As I get back and get a chance to meet with them, I hope to get some thoughts from them so that we can get a survey, as well as a fall religious education registration, out to our parents in the very near future.
We’re going to have a very busy August as we start to get all these things into place. Please keep us all in your prayers and be open to volunteering, I’m sure as I get back and see where we are, we’re going to need lots of help.
God Bless You,
Father Matthew Baum is the Parish Administrator at Prince of Peace Church in Northern Cambria, PA.