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Dear Members and Friends of St. Joseph Church and Immaculate Heart of Mary Church,
I hope each of you is in good health and you are enjoying the blessings of summer. As we face September, I am surprised how quickly time has elapsed. It seems as if summer passes so quickly!
We are facing new beginnings in many areas of our lives. The 2022-23 School Year is starting: That means teachers and school personnel are busy at work and the students are leaving vacation behind and “hitting the books,” or perhaps computer screens! Fall sports are underway; especially my favorite one that involves “pigskin.” There are many reasons for excitement and high expectations. We are still dealing with the pandemic; but we cannot be paralyzed by fear.
The following is a highlighting of some of the activities this September:
As the Catholic parishes of Austintown we have a wonderful future together. We have accomplished a number of renovation and improvement projects and we have started a number of parish activities that appear to have a promising future. I encourage each of you to consider how well you are using your own time, talent, and treasure as a steward of God’s gifts.
Praying that God blesses each of you with the rich harvest you need, I remain