|Father Neff's notes
Dragon Tails News
|Capital Fund Campaign
The end of June marks
to formal end to our Capital Fund Campaign.
We have surpasses our pledged goal of $712,000.00!
While a few pledges have not been completely paid
(and we hope you will do so by the end of June
if possible), we achieved the goal because
some of you gave more than you pledged.
We also received some funds that were memorial gifts
from parishioners who died.The work for which
those funds were given is not complete. Still to
be done is work in the Community Life Center.
Another classroom will be divided into two rooms.
Three rooms will have ceilings lowered, and new
LED lighting will be installed. Also, some
remaining funds will be added to the Endowment
Fund for our two cemeteries’ maintenance.
And the gravel parking lots will be resurfaced. So please
complete the payments on your pledge if you have not done
so. Excess funds after the above work is finished
will be used to complete work on the Church stained
In gratitude for the completion of the
Capital Campaign, the Sunday Mass on
June 24 will be a special Mass of
celebration and thanksgiving.
Make plans NOW to attend.
A special surprise is planned!
As per Cemetery Guidelines,
ALL decorations in the grass must be either removed,
attached to the tombstone, or in containers that are
cemented/glues to the headstone/concrete PRIOR to
the start of the growing season. They can be put back
in the grass sometime after the growing season, probably
late November. They must be removed so the lawn-mowing
company can do a good job.
Church Stained Glass Windows
Phase 1 work on the Church
Stained Glass Windows will begin between late
April and the end of May. The 5 larger windows
on the north side of the building and both windows
in the sanctuary will be cleaned and restored.
New exterior, protective tempered glass will be
installed. When we receive the remainder of the
needed funds from donations/etc., the remainder
of the windows will be restored.
|Memorial Day – May 28, 2018
9am Mass at St. George Cemetery
the Memorial Day Mass will be held at
St. George Cemetery at 9am.
Bring a lawn chair for seating.
In case of rain, the Mass will be celebrated in Church.
• Family Life and Social Activities Committee of
the Parish Council will have activities on the lawn this Summer.
Watch the Weekend Bulletin for more information
• Anniversary Dinner for those
celebrating milestone wedding anniversaries –May 5
• Annual Picnic – August 11, 2018
November 11, 2018
This will be a very busy and important day for St. George Paris
• We begin the 125th Year of the anniversary of the founding of St. George Parish.
• We are the host parish this year for the Veterans Day Mass in Clinton County
• We begin our Joint Parish Mission with St. Mary, Trenton, IL
• This would have been the date of our Nov. Chicken Dinner. More on this later.
Please watch for news in the Weekend Parish Bulletin.
• … to Jeff & Zach Bair, Grimm & Gorley
Florist & Cupcakes too, for planning and
coordinating the Church Environment for
Lent & Easter; thanks also to those
who helped do the decorating;
• … to
Marvin Spaeth & Spaeth Welding for
designing and building new storage
racks for the tables in Hodapp Hall
of the CLC
• … to Terry Thole
and our choir for all the time and
effort you put into making our Lenten,
Holy Week, and Easter liturgies
beautiful, uplifting, and joyous
experiences for us;
• … to our
quilters and those who clean our
church; your time and efforts
are truly appreciated