DINE TO DONATE OPPORTUNITY THIS WEEK on Tuesday, September 25th at I LOVE NY PIZZA in Cagan’s Crossing from 11:30 AM until 10 PM. Please pick up a flyer from the bookcase and present it to your server before ordering and we will get 15% of your receipt. Please join us if you can.
BLESSING OF YOUR FURRY FAMILY MEMBERS—The annual blessing of our pets, in honor of the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi, will be held on Saturday, October 6 at 10 am in the church parking lot. Everyone is invited to bring your furry family members (including birds, fish, and whatever else) for this special occasion.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR--Please mark Friday, October 12th at 7 PM (a change from the previous date of October 5) on your calendars to attend a key fundraiser for our parish. Filipino priests in our diocese, fondly called the "Pinoy Clergy" will have a concert at 7pm that evening. Tickets are $20 per person will all proceeds going the parish building fund. It will be a night of fun, laughter and music as we also celebrate the Feast Day of St. Faustina. For more information and/or to buy tickets, please call the office during regular business hours. Join us in saying, “Jesus, I Trust In You”.
PARISH FINANCIAL REPORT MEETING—There will be an evening of questions and answers regarding the recently distributed parish financial report in a 'Town Hall forum' style of gathering, at 7pm on Wednesday, OCTOBER 17 (a change from the previous date of September 26), in the church. Everyone is invited to attend and participate in this important evening. NOW is the time to express yourself.
The Altar Servers’ schedule for September 8 to October 14 can be found at:
Texas Roadhouse GIFTS CARDS are now on sale at the GIFT SHOP AFTER EACH MASS or by contacting Donna in the parish office Monday thru Thursday from 10 am until 4 pm. The cost per card is $10. She will work with you if you are unable to stop in the office and make arrangements for the cards to be available at your Mass for purchase and pickup. The parish receives $1 from each card sold and the cards can be used at ANY Texas Roadhouse in the country.
Next Bake Sale is the weekend of October 13 & 14.
JOB OPPORTUITY AT OUR PARISH--St. Faustina Parish is actively seeking a part-time Custodian/ Maintenance Worker who will assist in ensuring that the parish facilities are in good working order and condition at all times. The job description, requirements, and application form link can be found on our web page by clicking on the PARISH JOB OPENING link. Please do not call the Parish office about this opportunity. We are asking that you submit your cover letter and resume as per the instructions on the Diocesan website (link is attached).
THE 2019 MASS INTENTION BOOK IS NOW OPEN FOR SCHEDULING--Reminder of the new procedures we had to install back in March of 2017 in order to be fair to all. Because we have grown somewhat, Parishioners/requesters may offer NO MORE than 3 Masses per month. Requesters are only permitted ONE intention per month on the WEEKEND, and 2 intentions per month on weekdays. Masses must be paid for at time they are put in the book. If someone calls to “hold a date”, there is no guarantee it will be held for more than 5 business days. Customary offering of $10.00 per intention must be in hands of parish office to finalize scheduling. Only one intention per Mass unless from same family (no more than 3 names) and approved by Pastor. Again, to be fair to all, this is done on a first come/first serve basis. Preferred manner of scheduling is to come to parish office. NO PRIVATE INTENTIONS will be scheduled on Christmas, Easter, Mother’s & Father’s Day, All Souls day, Thanksgiving Day, Holy Thursday and any others blocked off by Pastor. Due to Pastor’s Obligation to offer Mass for the Parishioners weekly, there will be one weekend Mass set aside for that on a rotating basis. Please be understanding of the need for these procedures and be kind to the staff.
MEMORIALIZING OPPORTUNITIES are still available for 15 more chairs located in the back. If you are interested in memorializing a chair, please contact the office. There is a seating chart of all the previously memorialized chairs in the glass bulletin board outside of the usher’s room in the church.
ALTAR FLOWERS--If you would like to donate funds for altar flowers in memory of a loved-one...or just because...please call the office between 10 am and 4 pm Monday thru Thursday and someone would be more than happy to make that happen for you.
Please support all of our Tuesday“Dine to Donate” partners, even when there isn’t a St. Faustina event. Those folks include: Texas Roadhouse, Devenney’s, I Love NY Pizza, Bruno’s and Sweet Tomatoes…We also have partners that will support our building fundANY DAY and ANY TIME you visit as long as you have a flyer (which are located on the bookcases. Those establishments include: The Friar Tuck, Mandarin Garden, Bruno’s and Sarah’s Greek Cuisine. Give the flyer to your server before ordering and we will get 10% of your check at the end of the month.
OPPORTUNITIES TO HELP THE PARISH THROUGH THE USE OF LOCAL BUSINESSES: MATTRESS DOCTOR, a store in the Publix Eagle Ridge shopping center north of us on Rte. 27 (2430 US HWY 27, Suite 330, Clermont). They have furniture as well as mattresses. Their owner, Rene, would like to help our parish by offering 10% of any sales if you identify yourself as coming from St. Faustina parish...Eiana Villarta, Kim Nigreli, and Donna Ross, parishioners and Real Estate Agents, are offering a portion of their commission to St. Faustina’s Construction Fund...Sinaisky Nunez, owns an AC & Heating business: Sale, installation, service for residential and commercial. Yellow flyers are available on the bookcases and the customer who contracts with him and has a flyer will earn a 10% donation for the parish. COULTER OPERATIONS, previously known as Handy Man & Home Cleaning Services is owned bya couple from Scotland who have been in the area for about 11 years. They have offered us 20% of business they get from anyone using these flyers which have “St. Faustina Church” on them.
Attention Disney VoluntEARS: St. Faustina is an eligible organization in the VoluntEARS system for each Cast Member to log his or her personal volunteer hours as well as the hours volunteered by family members. For more information on logging hours, please contact Melissa Hall via Melissa.D.Hall@disney.com