Congratulations to Ray & Jan Norris as they celebrate their 45th Wedding Anniversary at the 10:00am Mass this weekend. We ask God’s blessings on them that they may enjoy many more years together.
We are aware of the problem with the slamming doors in church. We have to find the right balance of “tension” or they will either slam shut or not close at all. Hopefully we’ll get them adjusted properly.
Since you are reading this, you have noticed that we have a new cover for our parish bulletin. In the upper left hand corner is the new logo for our parish. The blue & gold cross (the school’s colors) is of course the central sign of our Christian faith. You may notice that the gold “swoop” of the cross points to the unique design of our church’s roof which is also seen to the left of the cross. You will see this new logo used not only on our bulletin but in our letterhead, website and mobile app as well. Speaking of which, our new website is now live. The web address is easier to remember than our old one: it’s now leothegreat.org. There is a lot of information there and we will be constantly updating and adding to it so that information you desire can be at your fingertips. And I say that literally because we are also introducing a free mobile app for you to use on your cell phone. It is available for iPhone as well as Android devices. It should be available by the time you read this.
So what’s with the new logo, website and mobile app? Any modern company knows the importance of two things in our contemporary culture: company “branding” and an online presence. A logo is a visual representation of a company or in our case a “community.” It represents who we are and directs people’s minds to the parish. In addition, no one can deny the importance of the internet for people who are looking for information. With cell phones that have internet access, such information is immediate and always available. The more we can attract people to our parish, the better our chances for preaching the Gospel to them and welcoming them to share in the Eucharist. Every week we’ll highlight something in our website or mobile app that you will find useful. We hope that these fresh changes will draw new parishioners to St. Leo’s & provide helpful information to them and to those of you who are current members of our parish.
Monday of course is the holiday when we don’t labor in order to celebrate Labor Day. Makes perfect sense. You are welcomed to join us for Mass at 9am.