Feast of St. Calungsod
April 2, 2017
Today we celebrated the feast of St. Pedro Calungsod, Filipino saint and martyr. This young man's story is an inspirational one. He is the patron of Filipino youth, altar servers, the Philippines, Overseas Filipino Workers, Guam, and Cebuanos. Born in 1654, he was killed while doing missionary work in Guam in 1672 -- he was just 18 years old when he died doing the Lord's work.
A skilled sacristan and teacher of cathecism, he was a companion of Blessed Diego Luis de San Vitores to the Marianas Islands. Through their efforts many received the sacraments, especially that of baptism. A plot to kill them both was began with false accusations that the missionaries were spreading poison through the ritual of the pouring of water (i.e. baptism), and through the ritual of Catholic Masses. Calungsod and Diego San Vitores were both murdered after baptizing an infant and mother who had converted to the Roman Catholic faith.
We thank the Filipino community for helping our parish get to know St. Pedro, and for serving at today's Mass. The many voices providing music ministry were surely a blessing to all!
After Mass we were treated to a delicious luncheon -- the tables were groaning under all the homemade Filipino dishes and scrumptious desserts. It was such a temptation to try some of every dish on offer, but sadly that challenge proved impossible.
March 26, 2017
What a great meeting! In just over an hour this morning we recapped the year just ended, and got a great start on the year to come. Plus enjoyed a super tasty meal of soup, sandwiches, veggies and sliced fruit, courtesy of our amazing Korean community.
Father Jose provided the opening prayer, and co-chair Diane Goski led the meeting proper. Minutes from 2016 were accepted without revision, and a slate of officers joined Little Flower's Pastoral and Financial councils. We're thrilled to welcome (or welcome back) Penny Forrest, Tierra Lemieux, Edith Seiferling, Mike Zimmerman, Pat Kuntz, Don Benz, Desmond Hartney and Jean-Paul Beaurivage.
Congratulations to all nominees! And thank you for stepping forward to offer your time and talents to help grow our parish community as we move forward together as a faith family.
Finance Council will meet the third Tuesday in April, with Pastoral Council meeting the fourth Wednesday.
Mardi Gras Party is Awesome
March 2, 2017
What’s the best thing to put on the menu the weekend before Lent starts? Why, a Mardi Gras party, of course!
Little Flower hosted almost 200 people on February 25 at social evening that really put the “fun” in fundraising. Featuring prizes, give-aways, a King Cake, 50-50 draw and Karaoke performances, the Mardi Gras theme was everywhere in evidence. Revellers were treated to a lavish beef buffet supper from Charlotte’s Catering in Moose Jaw. Three kinds of dessert. Wine and beer, coffee and tea, juices. So sumptuous!
Special thanks to Carol Kuntz and her team of volunteers, the Men’s Club and kitchen workers, plus all the singers, dancers and storytellers, everyone who contributed prizes or cash, and all those who attended.
All of your contributions made for one amazing evening of entertainment!