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Thank you to everyone who contributed to making our parish picnic a success last weekend. Thank you to Donald Thomas, for volunteering as the DJ for the afternoon, to the parishioners who attended the picnic to build up the community of our parish, and to all of you who volunteered in many different ways to ensure we had a fun and safe event.
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The Rite of Confirmation is a sacrament that continues the welcome and belonging that began with Baptism and has continued with Eucharist. Confirmation deepens our relationship with God and strengthens us to live lives of faith and mission. Baptized Catholics seeking confirmation in the faith should contact Deacon Andy at email@example.com or call the parish office at 222-6430.
Baptismal Preparation Classes
Deacon Andy will be holding a Baptismal Preparation Class on Monday, November 17 at 6:30pm in the Lewis Conference Room. All parents and godparents of children seeking the Sacrament of Baptism are welcome to attend. Call the office at (850) 222-9630 to register.
Strike Up the Band
I can hear them practicing from my front porch overlooking Tennessee street. The FSU Marching Chiefs sound amazing. They will be on full display as they take to the field this weekend. The sounds of a band mean only one thing; that football season is in full swing. Our greatest competitor so far this season will take to Bobby Bowden field at Doak Cambell Stadium Oct.18th.
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish (6-0) will no doubt show FSU Seminoles (6-0) what they are made of this Saturday. Competition has been a part of civilization before recorded time. In 776 BC, what we know as the Olympics began in Greece. It’s in our blood and in our history. It’s an opportunity to excel in our athletic abilities. Each generation seems to break records previously set only months or years ago.
What we hope at the end of each game, more than a winning score, are the invaluable lessons carried off the field. We give trophies to the winners and consolations to the losers. The Heisman Trophy was created in 1935 to be presented to a college football player who exemplified the pursuit of excellence. These players epitomized diligence, perseverance and hard work. Each of them should be an example to their team mates and fellow athletes.
Whatever may happen or whoever may win this weekend, we all hope that true sportsmanship be shown on and off the field. The lessons each player may learn on the field will be the lessons they teach to the next generation of players who take to Bobby Bowden Field.