The Ravenswood Catholic Young Adults is looking for additional leadership committee members to help plan social, spiritual, and service activities. It is a commitment of about 4 to 6 meetings per year. We will be meeting on Sunday, August 19 at St. Benedict's after the 6:30pm mass. Please e-mail RavenswoodCYA@gmail.com if you have any questions or would like more information.
Theology on TAP
Ravenswood Catholic Young Adults (RCYA) host Theology on Tap, a free event for those in their 20s and 30s, single or married. It is an exciting speaker series that includes discussion, food, and fellowship. This year we are partnering with St. Gregory the Great parish and St. Andrew's parish to offer more theology on tap. This week discussion:
Tuesday, July 31
St. Gregory the Great Parish, 5545 N. Paulina
Brian Welter; God’s Invitation and Our Response
Wednesday, August 1
Irish Bistro, 3905 N. Lincoln Ave
Beth Knobbe; Living Single with Faith Purpose and Passion
St. Vincent de Paul is collecting new school supplies for our neighbor children in need. We especially lack: Scissors, Markers, Colored Pencils, Spiral Notebooks, 24 pack Crayons, Ring Binders, Pencil Cases, and Notebook Paper. Please place donated supplies in the collection box at entry area of the church. We will be collecting supplies now through August 26, 2012 .
I had an argument with my sister the other night which is not unusual. TheTuohy’s are very competitive at times. The argument was over all of you at St. Matthias. Well not you individually but as a collective whole. She insists that everyone today has email addresses. I countered by saying many do; but many seniors don’t.
Well I’m not sure if she is right (which would drive me nuts!) My reasoning is that over the last year St. Matthias has asked people to email their email address firstname.lastname@example.org. And although I have received quite a few ,there are still hundreds of church members that I do not have their email addresses.
The reason for the need is twofold; first we would like to communicate to the parishioners a few times a year through an email letter or notice. To often important information is put in the bulletin but if you were out of town on that weekend you would miss it. Secondly, we are always trying to scale back on printing whether it is an invitation or an appeal letter. It cost us nothing to send you an invitation to our events via email.
Autumn is around the corner and with it comes lots of activities, fundraisers, appeals, religious events and our 125th special mass with the Cardinal. The church will continue to promote everything through the bulletin but it would be nice to have everyone’s email to inform you of the most current information. And according to my sister everyone has an email so please forward yours to email@example.com
Friends of the Grape
Please mark your calendar for Sunday, October7 for the 13th Annual Friends of the Grape. The next “Friends of the Grape” meeting is scheduled for August 7th at 7:00 in the Rectory. All are welcome to attend.