Council of Catholic Women ~ November News



The Council of Catholic Women of Saint Paul the Apostle will have its next meeting on Wednesday, November 4, beginning with the 11 a.m. Mass. Linda Malave Rasche of Catholic Hospice will speak about “Catholics’ Perspective on Death and Dying.” Bring a bagged lunch; beverages and dessert will be served.

The ladies are again filling shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child. Please call Connie at 954-943-9154 for details on how you can be involved.

Baked goods are needed for the Christmas Boutique on November 7 and 8. Items may be dropped off Friday through Sunday at the Parish Hall.

Car Raffle tickets for the Auction Gala will be sold at the Christmas Boutique. Click here for information about the raffle.

Thank you!

Christmas Boutique on Nov. 7-8

Christmas Craft and Bake SaleOur Council of Catholic Women will have its annual Christmas Boutique on Saturday, November 7, and Sunday, November 8, in the Parish Hall.

Come get your Christmas shopping completed early! A variety of handmade items, all created by our very talented parishioners, will be available, such as holiday decorations, ornaments, wreaths, pre-decorated tabletop trees, paintings, dolls, aprons, tablecloths and runners, floral arrangements and centerpieces, crocheted baby blankets, and vintage crystal, China and collectibles.

Fresh, homebaked goodies will also be sold all weekend. Pick something up after Mass to share with the family at dinner.

Thank you for shopping and supporting your Parish, as well as the many good works the Women do year round, from hosting receptions for children receiving their First Holy Communion and Confirmation, to honoring our elders with an annual Over 90s Luncheon, and supporting the Parish’s varied needs. To learn more, see the brochure.

Ministry Weekend

Ministries on Display for All Parishioners
October 31 & November 1

Parish Council President Judith McKay and Judy O’Hara have volunteered to prepare a display of our Parish’s various ministries for parishioners to peruse during the weekend Masses. Please take a few moments after Mass to see which ministry speaks to your heart; we welcome you to get involved wherever and however your can.

Retreat for All in Ministry at Saint Paul
October 31

A big “thank you” to all in ministry for your time and talent to our church. We recall the invitation of Jesus to the Apostles, “Come away by yourselves and rest a while,” when their work was exhausting!

Ministry Day on Saturday, October 31, is our moment to be together for a while and reflect on the joy of being of service to God’s people.

9 a.m. ~ Gathering
9:15 a.m. ~ Presentation by Monsignor Hogan of Saint Thomas University
10 a.m. ~ Questions and Answers
10:30 a.m. ~ Group Interaction
11 a.m. ~ Mass
11:45 a.m. ~ Lunch
1 p.m. ~ Closing

Father Dever: “I look forward to thanking you in person; please make every effort to attend. Thank you.”


Expansion Project Update

Updated: Sunday, Oct. 25

Finally, we have reached the  $1 million mark!

The idiom “crossing the rubicon” means to pass a point of no return. We have reached such a point in our planning and fundraising efforts for our new building and renovations.

That point is reached because our people have contributed $1,013,897 toward the project. We are most grateful to everyone who contributed and encourage those of you who are considering donation to not delay. As we have stated, we have set Nov. 30 as a deadline to raise the required $1.9 million.

Thank you!