Express Announcements ~ 12 July 2015

* The second collection this weekend is for the Pastoral Solidarity Fund for the Church in Africa. Your financial contributions will help support pastoral outreach, catechetical programs, Catholic schools, evangelization, education of clergy and lay ministers.

* Next weekend, please welcome Rev. Thomas Malloy OSFS and Rev. Jerry Hackenmueller who will preach at all weekend Masses about the work of Unbound, a lay Catholic sponsorship ministry that helps
children and elderly in 21 developing countries. To learn more, visit Unbound at www.unbound.org.

* Please pray for our Sisters, Fr. Don and Rick Caporali as we make our Parish Pilgrimage to South Africa and visit the Oblate Sisters’ missions in Pella and Springbok, South Africa, and Gabis, Namibia. We will be returning on Friday, July 24.

* There will be New Altar Server training on August 6 and 7 from 2-4pm in the church for rising 5th graders and older. You must contact Chris Lanzarone ahead of time at clanzarone@stmaryfred.org or 540- 373-6491.

* Join us to build up a robust ministry of ushers and greeters. Consider serving the Church in this manner. See p. 7 for information, and call the office and add your name to the list for the meeting August 29.