Happy Pentecost Feast of the Spirit! High School Seniors: Happy Baccalaureate!
Pentecost is a celebration of unity amidst diversity……all the gifts of the Spirit are important and no one’s gifts are quite the same as another’s. They all contribute to building up the Church, God’s family. (In relation to this, if you participated in the Called and Gifted program, and would be willing to have a visit with me now about using your charisms to build up our life of faith here at OLV….please give me a call and let me know (736-2429 ext, 12.) I guess you could call me even if you didn’t participate in Called and Gifted!
Another example of building God’s family and celebrating unity amidst diversity has been the past four weeks of the One Hope noon study group. I was able to participate in two of the sessions and I was touched deeply by the beautiful and meaningful sharing of faith. To Chaplain Deb Forstner, Pastor Ben Durbin, Father Bill and all who participated: thanks for this witness! Thanks too to all participating in the hymn fest today at First Lutheran (see message elsewhere in this bulletin). I hope many can attend at 2:00 and unite in God’s praises, celebrating our unity as God’s family.
Yes, we will be hosting a Sunday 7:00 p.m. Mass during June, July and August. Several priests will be rotating along with the music and other liturgical ministers who have stepped forward…..and you can please continue signing up in the gather space. Please help spread the word, especially if you hear of people who can’t make it to the other Masses!
On another front, there has been some conversation and study of space needs for school, faith formation and parish activities at recent pastoral council meetings and through a leadership planning committee. (Yes, the Spirit is a moving, and we are a busy, active, dynamic community of faith!!) We have identified a desire on the part of many (a need) for additional classroom space as well as meeting and activity space AND a need for more parking space. Through the kindness of a generous donor, we should soon be acquiring the one remaining house across Cavour from the school (one of the two that are there is already ours). (Thank you!) Thus, it seems a good time to continue our study and exploration and we plan to do that. We would hope to have some more “concrete ideas/proposals” to consider this coming school year.
THANKS TO ALL WHO CAME FORWARD IN THE RECENT PARISH ELECTIONS and we are happy to welcome Chris Carlson and Angie Polejewski as new Parish Council members, and re-elected member David Schroeder. Thank you to John Schmidt and Patty Johnson for their many years of service. The new Board of Education member is Richard Smestad. Rachel Cox will be returning to the Board and Gwen Nordahl will be the Surrounding Parishes Representative. Thank you to Chris Carlson and John Fischer for their many years of service. They each served on the Board of Education for six years. Come Holy Spirit and lead us on!
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Our Lady of Victory Church
207 North Vine Street
Fergus Falls, MN 56537
Phone: 218 736-2429 or email@example.com
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Parish Office Hours
9:00am-4:00pm (closed noon hour)
Weekend Mass Times
Sunday 8:30am & 10:30am
Thursday & Friday 8:30am
Wednesday (rotating Nursing Homes-first 4 Wednesdays)
Fifth Wednesdays - 9:00am OLV
Thursday & Friday 9:00am