Connections Column

February 2017

Feb 26

February 26, 2017

Well it’s time to get the old hard hat out of storage. We had planned to take a pause in our capital campaign work as we celebrate our Centennial this year, but events of last weekend forced our hand a bit. Last Saturday morning, 8:00 a.m. Mass attendees discovered that one of the bottom granite panels on the north pillar in front...
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Feb 19

February 19, 2017

I didn’t expect this to be a story about office machines. Last week, I took a little field trip to the Archdiocese’s archives in Chicago.  As I mentioned a few weeks ago, the archivist said they had annual reports on file for the 31 years we were an Archdiocese of Chicago parish. The archives are housed in a non-descript...
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Feb 12

February 12, 2017

Some pasta, a hearty meat sauce.  A nice salad with Italian dressing.  Two slices of Milano bread with two pats of butter. It’s a simple meal, but a perfect one.  Since 2005, St. Raymond School has served more than 25,000 meals just like that through our annual Spaghetti Dinner. Our first Spaghetti Dinner was in...
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Feb 5

February 5, 2017

So it seems like I’ve been providing Centennial event updates at the drop of a hat.  One week, we ran through the Centennial plans with the Administration Commission.  A few days later, we  updated the Parish Council.  Both groups looked at the information differently (which is helpful) and provided suggestions,...
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