Pastor’s Column
Sunday, September 10, 2023

Dear Friends,

Children’s Liturgy of the Word

On Sunday, September 17, we’ll resume our Children’s Liturgy of the Word Apostolate. This is a great opportunity for young children, ages 5-7 (kindergarten to second grade) to go to a special place to learn about Jesus and to meet Him in their young life while mom and dad stay in church to listen to the Word of God proclaimed and preached before the children return to the congregation to Celebrate and Witness the Eucharist.

Parishioners Alicia Albus and Dedra Karpen have led this Apostolate for many, many years even though their own children have grown up. We are grateful for their service and the service of many moms (and some dads) who have helped over the years (Karen Ward, Laura Boeker and most recently Megan Abel, just to name a couple!). Alicia and Dedra are ready to move on and hand off leadership of this Apostolate to a new generation of young moms and dads. Dedra and Alicia have committed to one more year of coordinating these efforts.

I am making an appeal to the young moms and dads of our community: will you step forward and relieve Alicia and Dedra and take over leadership of our Children’s Liturgy of the Word Apostolate, please? We have all the resources you need and Alicia and Dedra are ready to provide support and best practices to help. If you are feeling the Holy Spirit lead you to this Apostolate, please contact Alicia ( or Dedra (


Fr. Craig Holway, Pastor
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