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Pastoral Message

Glory be to Jesus Christ!  As we  celebrate the 50th Anniversary of our beautiful parish on October 8 & 9, 2016, we must be thankful to God our Heavenly Father for all the blessings we have seen in our parish over the decades. Yes, modern society has changed greatly in these 50 years, but the Word of God has not!  Our Father in Heaven still asks us to be the face of Jesus to everyone we meet, every single day of our lives! So to all parish members past and present, to all guests and friends of our parish community, let us indeed celebrate these past 50 years of St. Athanasius parish with joy and happiness, but also remember that God’s work through us is always ongoing. We still have work to do according to Christ’s mission to us, and let us accept this challenge with great joy and gladness! God Grant you many years!

God Bless!

Fr. Basil Malowany

2015 Great Fast Balloon Drop

 

Great Fast Balloon Drop 2015
Here are some pictures of our “Great Fast Balloon Drop”!

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The balloons fell into the Church after our prayers and we all took one into the hall. Fr. Basil led us in a prayer asking for strength to increase our fasting, prayers, and almsgiving during the Great Fast. Then we all popped our balloons to find a message inside! Each message had a special instruction of things we could sacrifice during this period of the Great Fast in order to grow in holiness … closer to God!

Participation Celebrations

When our students attend Church and Catechism activities we like to celebrate their participation. It’s a fun way to encourage them to have good attendance and build community at the same time. In the pictures below, one student earned 75 attendance and participation points and decided to have a group game of soccer to celebrate!

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Some other fun celebrations have been to share a special snack or drink with your class. Some students chose to make a craft or inspirational posters with their class. A few of our students got to 100 points! One decided to throw a pizza party for everyone with games and music. Three others chose to be taken out for supper or a movie with a Catechism teacher of their choice.