Message from FJ

Dear friends in Christ,

I hope that you all had a restful and peaceful summer of fun. I want to share with you a few things that have happened this summer here at the parish.

We have been working hard all summer long to make the necessary repairs from all of the damage we experienced this past winter following the excessive rains. I think we have done it and we are good to go! Please join me in praying that all our work will help to secure our property in the coming months.

Secondly, we have hired a new youth minister. His name is Kevin Lopez. He has jumped right into his new role here and we have already had a few successful gatherings with and for the kids. Please keep Kevin in your prayers as he continues to embrace this very important work. Also, please make sure that you are encouraging your children to attend these youth events. And again to you Kevin, welcome to All Hallows! We are so glad you are here.

With the coming of fall, we are in the midst of registering for religious education for grade school students and Confirmation for high school students. See the details in The Window or call Catherine Adams at 858 459-2975.

The All Hallows Academy is back in full swing. Over the summer months, we had an extensive remodel done at the school. Perhaps you noticed the scaffolding and fence around the property as you drove up and down Nautilus all summer long. I want to thank Mrs. Skeen our principal and her staff for all of their work to assure that the building would be ready for the first day of school. I would also like to take this time to encourage any of you who have school age children to think about enrolling them in our Academy. It is truly a wonderful place for our children. Just call the school, and Mrs. Skeen will be happy to give you a tour.

Finally, an invitation to all of you. As you know, the Church here in the United States is in the middle of a Eucharistic Revival with the encouragement and invitation of our bishops. In our efforts here at All Hallows Church to help promote a deeper understanding of the Eucharist in our lives, I will be presenting a series on the Bread of Life Discourse in John’s Gospel. The series will be on Wednesday afternoons and evenings during the month of October. So, beginning October 4, following the 12 noon mass, we will begin the series with our first session. That same presentation will be repeated that night at 6:30 PM. The series will continue in that manner on October 11, October 18 and October 25. I anticipate that each presentation will be 45 minutes to an hour in length. I hope you will make every effort to attend so that together our faith may deepen and grow in the Eucharist.

See you in church as they say!

Sincerely in Christ,