WELCOMING / HOSPITALITY WEEKEND
Honoring Our Veterans!
Whether you are a long-standing parishioner, newcomer or visitor to our parish, you are invited and encouraged to stop by and join us for refreshments and fellowship after Mass on November 11 and 12. We will be honoring and thanking the men and women who have served or are currently serving to insure the freedoms we are privileged to enjoy as Americans!
COFFEE AND… will be served in the gathering area in the back of the church after the Saturday 4:30 pm and the 7:45, 9:30, and 11:15 am Sunday morning Masses. So don’t rush off after Mass, but plan to spend a few minutes on these special weekends to meet your fellow parishioners, make new friends, welcome visitors and the newest members of our parish family. If you see a new face, stop and introduce yourself. Enjoy a cup of coffee or glass of juice and a wide variety of delicious treats provided by our goodies angels. Special thanks to our hospitality serving teams and goodies angels who are making these weekends possible.
NEWCOMERS: We extend a special invitation to all newly registered parishioners to join us for refreshments and fellowship. We would love to meet you and personally welcome you to our parish family. These weekends also provide you with the opportunity to meet us on a casual basis. Hope to see you after Mass on the weekend of November 11 and 12!
Prayer for Our Brave Men and Women in the Military
Lord, today we remember the brave men and women who have served in their chosen branch of our military – Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard. Their loyal service enables us to walk as free men and women in this great country.
We ask your blessing on those who have previously served. May their service be rewarded in every way. May they gain earthly and heavenly blessings from their unselfish love of country. We remember those who are currently serving. We pray for your love to lead them and your wisdom to guide them each and every day; and provide them with your protection, your strength, and your peace.
We pray for our wounded military as they deal with physical and emotional wounds that occurred in service to our country. Help them as they seek to gain health, stability and wholeness.
May each of our Veterans feel honored not just today, but every day. May the day soon come when swords are beaten into plowshares, war is studied no more, and all peoples and your world will know peace.
So today when you meet someone who is serving or has served our country, just lean over and say, “Thank You.” That’s all most people need, and in most cases, it will mean more than any medals they could have been awarded, or were awarded.
Two little words that mean a lot – “THANK YOU!”
Are you looking for a simple way to get more involved and be of service to St. Giles Parish?
Then come aboard the St. Giles Welcoming/Hospitality Ministry Team!
Hospitality Servers are needed to help serve refreshments and welcome newcomers and visitors at our Saturday, 4:30 pm Mass, and especially at the 7:45 am, 9:30 am and 11:15 am morning Masses on Sunday.
Goodies Angels are needed to provide either baked or store-bought goodies (breads, coffee cakes, cheese & crackers, fresh fruit, veggies, cookies, donut holes, gluten-free items) for our hospitality sharing tables.
Benefits: an opportunity to meet many wonderful and awesome people on these special weekends (once a month – September, October, November, January, March and either May or June).
We are coordinating the teams for the 2017-18 Parish Year, and WE NEED YOUR HELP TO CONTINUE. ALL PARISHIONERS are eligible to participate – SINGLES, COUPLES, FAMILIES, OUR MANY PARISH ORGANIZATIONS. If interested in volunteering your services in either or both of the above areas, or help with cleanup/take down after the 11:15 am Mass, please fill in the form below and drop it in the Sunday collection basket or return it to the Parish Center to the attention of Gerry/Donna Zych as soon as possible.