News from Fr. Vyverman
The Bishop has been full of surprises this year. Of course, my first surprise this year was when he asked me to move. The second surprise, just last week, was when he offered another priest to help me. I would like to welcome Fr. Raul Gomez, a priest of Columbia. He just arrived in our country in September and immediately went to an immersion course so that he could learn English. He will not only be helping me, but Fr. Fritz as well, assisting with Spanish speaking Catholics in Branch County. In particular, the Bishop wanted him to help out at the prison and the nursing homes here in town. Since this is the first time he has worked in a parish in the U.S., I am working with him on many documents and things that he needs and, at the same time, introducing him to the life of an American parish. Please be patient and be willing to help Father as he continues to learn English. Welcome Fr. Raul!
A word of congratulations to our Knights of Columbus Council 2900. This weekend they celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of this council, with a special Mass and dinner. Over these 70 years, they have done many charitable acts for our parishes and for our community. If you see someone that you know is a K of C member, be sure to congratulate them!
This coming week we begin our celebration of Christmas. Please join us for one of the Christmas Masses: 5 p.m. (Children's/Family Mass), 7 p.m. at Our Lady of Fatima, 12 midnight, or 9 a.m. on Christmas day.
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