Good Friday Morning!

Hope you all had a wonderful week and are enjoying the beautiful weather. August never fails to disappoint! 
We are underway with the school roofing project which is scheduled to take 3-4 weeks so please continue to be cautious as you enter the parking lot and the buildings. 
In lieu of “Donut Sunday,” St. Michael High School, A Chesterton Academy will be hosting a bake sale after all Masses this weekend. The funds raised from this bake sale will go toward helping one of their dear teachers, Mr. David Peck, with traveling expenses to and from the Mayo Clinic for some pretty heavy duty medical care. If you are able to help Mr. Peck and his family, please stop by the booth to make a donation. Additionally, if you would like to bake something for the bake sale, please deliver it to the parish kitchen by 2pm on Saturday. Thank you in advance! (We will have coffee available in the Parish Center on Sunday for you to enjoy with your baked treats!). 
We have had many inquiries about the book Fr. Peter referenced in his homily last weekend. The title is: The Life of Mary as Seen by the Mystics, by Raphael Brown, and can be purchased by following the link. 
Our St. Mary School Open House will take place next Tuesday, August 24 from 6pm – 7pm. All are welcome. School starts on August 30
St. Mary School’s Northern Lights, Auction with a Twist  fundraiser is right around the corner – Friday, September 10 at Castle Farms. Please get some friends together and join us for a fun evening! The event will include a silent and live auction, plated dinner, and an opportunity to support many local agencies at the twist table portion. Tickets are $100 and can be purchased on the St. Mary School website. 
Finally, please plan to join us on Wednesday August 25, starting at 6pm for the Evening with the Heart of Jesus Healing Service. Our St. Mary Prayer Ministry Team has been working hard on this event and they are very excited to share the power of prayer and healing with you! 
Enjoy the weekend! 
“We too are called to withdraw at certain intervals into deeper silence and aloneness with God, together as a community as well as personally. To be alone with Him – not with our books, thoughts, and memories but completely stirpped of everything – to dwell lovingly in His presence. Silent, empty, expectant, and motionless. We cannot find God in noise or agitation.” 

Mother Theresa