Eastside Pastoral Region Newsletter (6/14/2020)
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ:
On this feast, we celebrate the Body and Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ. It is a wonderful feast on which we again celebrate the Lord’s love for us--a love that is so great that He comes to us in His presence in the Eucharist. He comes to us to unify us to Him. We become one with the Lord through this special unity between God and man.
In these past weeks, while we have seen disunity, we’ve also seen people unite. They have united for the cause of peace and harmony. We have seen people question themselves and try to come to grips with how they might be contributing to the divide between people. We are often ignorant of our own actions that fuel this divide. It is good to have conversations and gain knowledge and awareness. Altogether, I do think that questioning is imperative and taking a deep look at ourselves is needed for us to curtail disrespect shown to people of color and those who are vulnerable.
We can no longer stay in the upper room. We are called to examine our consciences and work to treat others as who they are, temples of the Holy Spirit, made in the image and likeness of God.
The Eastside Pastoral Region of St. Anthony, St. Cecilia, and St. Margaret-St. John is seeking a Director of Finance and Operations for immediate hire to join our team. You will assist and report directly to the pastor. The person in this position is an administrator who will support the pastor’s responsibilities and will manage a $3.1 million annual budget. The Director is a steward of the physical, financial, operational, and human resources of the region. The Director should have a knowledge of the Catholic faith and a willingness to work for a Catholic, faith-based agency and adhere to the policies of the Eastside Pastoral Region. We are looking for someone who can be available for a flexible schedule, including some weekends and evenings. A college degree is preferred and/or 5-10 years of business experience. For a full job description go to https://eastsidefaith.org/vacancies. Please submit cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to
Deadline for submission is Friday, June 19, 2020.
1 & 2. RCIA Initiation
. On the Pentecost Vigil, at St. Cecilia, twenty-three of our brothers and sisters came into full communion with the Catholic Church. It was fifty days late for those who had long awaited this day. Special thanks to the Faith Formation Director, Cody Egner, sponsors, and RCIA team for all their support of the elect and candidates.
3. St. Margaret-St. John May Crowning
. To end the month of Mary, St. Margaret-St. John Parish crowned Mary as the Queen of Heaven. The crowning of Mary was held outside on Thursday, May 27. Pictured in the photo is Maria Schmid, who crowned the Blessed Virgin Mary.
4. Rest in Peace
. On May 29, a very engaged parishioner of St. Margaret-St. John Parish passed from this life. Norb Nerl, 88, is survived by his wife, Betty, of 68 years and three sons. Please keep Norb and his whole family in your prayers.
Eastside Pastoral Region
on Monday, June 15 at 8:41AM