7/8 September Announcements

EMHC training sessions will take place on September 7 at 6:00pm and September 8 at 9:15am in the parish Community Center.  **New volunteers are welcomed. 

 Server training for new and current servers will take place on Thursday, September 12 at 2pm for DR school students.  Server training for all other new and current servers will take place on Sunday, September 29 at 9:45am. Please meet in the church by the altar. 

 PRIESTHOOD SUNDAY - The Divine Redeemer Vocations Committee invites you to celebrate our Priests and Bishops on Priesthood Sunday, September 29.  This day is set aside to reflect upon and affirm the role of the Priesthood in the life of the Church as a central one. There will be a reception following the 11:00 AM Mass.  The committee will be collecting Spiritual Bouquets for Father Jason, Father Sean McCann, Bishop Sheridan and retired Bishop Hanifen during the month of September. Please pick upth Nevada.  Doors open at 5:30. Tickets are $45 each for open seating and $450 for a reserved table of 8. Tickets will go on sale beginning September 14th. As part of our gala students will be selling raffle tickets after blue Spiritual Bouquet cards at the end the pews starting this weekend through September 28.  Fill out a card for each Priest or Bishop to whom you would like to give a Spiritual Bouquet as a promise to pray for him.  Return the cards to Divine Redeemer Church and place them in the designated baskets in the narthex and at the exits no later than September 28. 

 DR School Annual Gala is right around the corner and we have some exciting things happening this year!  Our theme is Shake Rattle and Roll into Catholic Education and, like always, the casual, fun-filled evening will include dinner, a silent and live auction, dancing and fellowship.  The event will take place on November 2 at the Elks Lodge on Nor mass. Tickets are $10 each and prizes are as follows: 1st-$5000 2nd $2500 3rd and 4th $1000 each and 5th $500. Please help support this great cause. The committee is still in need of auction baskets.  If you would like to donate individual items or complete baskets, please bring them to the school office and complete a donation form.  Please keep the value of completed baskets to $75 or less.  Thank you in advance for your generosity! 

 The Traveling Chalice Program was established to promote prayers for religious vocations including the Priesthood, Diaconate, and Religious Brothers and Sisters.  We are called to pray for those already ordained, for those in formation and for those who are discerning. We are in need of hosts for the Traveling Chalice beginning in October through May of 2020.  Please see the bulletin for information on how you can sign up to host the chalice.  There will also be an opportunity to sign up at the Divine Redeemer Festival on September 15.  

 Catholic Biblical School begins this week on Wednesday, September 11 at 6:30pm in the Community Center! You can still enroll! Listen to Pope Francis when he says, “A Christian’s first task is to listen to the Word of God, to listen to Jesus.” Join us to learn how to read the Bible from a Catholic perspective. If you’re still on the fence about enrolling, attend the first few weeks of class and see for yourself! The program may not be back to our parish for many years, so don’t miss out! Pick up a brochure at one of the parish entrances to learn more. 

 “Thirsting for God?” Do you know someone not baptized or baptized in a non-Catholic Christian tradition, who is thirsting for what it means to become Catholic? Do you know someone already Catholic but has not yet received Confirmation & Communion? They may be thirsting too! The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is a place to ask questions and seek understanding. Weekly sessions are on Tuesdays at 7pm in the All Saints Center. 

Registration for PreK4 through 7th Grade as well as First Reconciliation, First Holy Communion & Confirmation for the 2019-20 school year will be held after all Masses this weekend. 

 PSR & Confirmation classes begin on September 15. 

Confirmation parent meeting will be held next Sunday in the All Saints Center after the 11am Mass.