Fr. Thomas Unz in Fr. Carl’s Corner

Article from Parish Bulletin – The Arrow on August 19, 2018

This Monday, SCHOOL BEGINS again!! Summer break seems to have flown by. As we welcome back our teachers and students, I ask all to pray for those returning to Saint Giles school and to our local public schools, for all those going away to college, and for those who are school administrators. May it be a safe year, and a time of blessed learning and growth in wisdom and maturity. And for our students in school and our Religious Ed program, a time of growing in faith and trusting in God’s love always with us on the journey. God’s blessings to all!

MARK YOUR CALENDARS for a special outdoor courtyard concert on Sunday evening, September 9! Please join me and the Stonegate Brass Quartet, which returns to St. Giles to play one hour of sacred music from over the centuries in honor of our parish community and our Foundations of Faith. Last year, Saint Giles celebrated its 90th anniversary. This year, we will celebrate 90 years as a place of learning and formation for students in both the day school and our Religious Education programs. This concert is a way to observe the remarkable history of Saint Giles, to celebrate all we have accomplished to-date in our Foundations of Faith campaign, and to inspire additional participation toward our $2.25 million campaign goal. Please plan to join me in the courtyard on Sunday, September 9, after the 5 pm Mass. Bring a lawn chair and your favorite beverage and relax from 6:15 until 7:15 pm. If you would like to return your pledge card at this event, we would be extremely grateful, but there will be no solicitations made. Fabulous music, wonderful friends, no charge and, hopefully, beautiful weather. ENJOY!

Finally, a prayer attributed to St. Ignatius of Loyola, which reminds us all what it means to live the Gospel of Jesus.

Eternal Word, only begotten Son of God, teach me true generosity. Teach me to serve you as you deserve. To give without counting the cost, to fight heedless of wounds, to labor without seeking rest, to sacrifice myself without thought of any reward save the knowledge that I have done your will. Amen.

With you a Christian. For you a priest.
Father Carl Morello