Thank You

Published October 11, 2010 by Our Lady of the Angels in Pastor's Corner

Dear Parishioners,

Our parish extends a thank you to Tom Hillegass and his committee for the wonderful job they did in putting on our parish picnic. Even though the weather did not cooperate those who came had a great time. See you next year!!

Shirley & Marcy

A mom was concerned about her kindergarten son walking to school. He didn’t want her to walk with him, and she wanted to give him a feeling of independence. But she also wanted to know that he was safe. When she expressed her concern to her neighbor, Shirley offered to follow him to school in the mornings for a while, staying at a distance so he wouldn’t notice. Shirley said that since she was up early with her toddler anyway, it would be a good way for them to get some exercise. All week long, Shirley and her daughter followed Timmy as he walked to school with another neighborhood girl.

As the two children walked and chatted, kicking stones and twigs, Timmy’s friend said, ‘Have you noticed that lady following us to school all week? Do you know her?’ Timmy replied, ‘Yes, I know who she is. That’s my mom’s friend Shirley Goodnest and her little girl Marcy’. ‘Shirley Goodnest? Why is she following us?’ ‘

Well,’ Timmy explained, ‘every night my mom makes me say the 23rd Psalm with my prayers, cuz she worries about me so much. And in the Psalm, it says, ‘Shirley Goodnest and Marcy shall follow me all the days of my life’. I guess I’ll just have to get used to it!’

This past weekend we celebrated the Feast of the Guardian Angels whom God has sent to watch over us so I let us be thankful for all the “angels” in our lives who bless us in safety and peace and make sure you say your evening prayers AS A FAMILY:

May Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make His face to shine upon you, and be gracious unto you; the Lord lift His countenance upon you, and give you peace.

May Shirley Goodnest and Marcy be with you today and always.

Sincerely yours in Christ,
Father John O’Leary (

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