Our Little Church
MAINTENANCE PROJECTS COMPLETED ON BLESSED SACRAMENT CHURCH IN 2009
2009 saw many significant improvements at
The planning for what transpired in
2009 goes back several years. All
our parishioners and visitors, while admiring the classic old structure, noted
the water leaks, peeling paint and rotted siding.
Two termite inspections in 2008 confirmed the non-visible damage.
It was time to act.
Both fumigation and spot treatment removed the active
termite population. Damage the
termites had done over the years was extensive and costly to repair.
Sub-floor framing was repaired where possible and replaced where
required. Siding and windows were
removed and replaced in the rectory. New perimeter drainage and paving will
reduce future water damage. In all,
the repairs cost in excess of $60,000
The major work on the church and rectory has been
completed. However, much remains to
be done; i.e.: painting, additional drainage rerouting and landscaping.
Mission parishioners will tackle most of this work , but some may have to
Maintaining this classic and historic old church is vital to the community of Elk, Catholic and non-Catholic alike. Without exception, both locals and visitors enjoy and appreciate the effort that goes into maintaining the historical structure.
117TH ANNUAL SAINT PATRICK'S PARTY ON MARCH 13, 2010
This year’s annual Saint Patrick’s
Party will take place on Saturday, March 13th at the Greenwood Community Center.
The party will begin at the Blessed Sacrament Church
starting at 12:30pm with local singer Matthew
Tyson performing traditional Irish ballads.
Mass will be celebrated by Father Lou Nichols starting at 1:00pm.
Following Mass the celebration continues at the Greenwood Community Center for the remainder of the day.
The Shamrock Bar will open at 2:00pm. The traditional dinner of heaping
plates of corned beef & cabbage, mashed potatoes, carrots, salad and our
famous rum cake will
be served from 3:00pm
until 8:00pm. Price
of dinner is $15 for adults and $6 for children under 12.
of you will be pleased to know that there will once again be a dance this year
starting at 9:00pm.
Cover charge for the dance only is $6.00.
The drawing for raffle prizes will take place at 10:00pm.
First prize is the traditional completely
filled cedar chest. Other
prizes are a handmade afghan, sawzall, bicycle,
6’ ladder, $100 gift certificate from Safeway and a host of others. Tickets
can be purchased throughout the afternoon and evening.
St. Patrick’s Party Raffle
GROTTO NEARLY COMPLETED
SHARON MITCHELL MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP 2009
there were two scholarship winners from Mendocino Union High School.
They were Jullia Acker who is attending Lewis and Clark College and Tina
Georganas. Each student received
Cuffey’s Cove Catholic Cemetery
In 2009 the Mission, really the Bishop
of Santa Rosa, acquired title to the Druid Cemetery adjacent to Cuffy's Cove
Catholic Cemetery. Regular grave sites and cremation sites are available
to all members of the community. Volunteers
from the parish have responsibility
for maintenance and operations of the cemeteries.
Major work days are just before Memorial Day and Labor Day.
Families of those buried in the cemeteries are asked to maintain their
own graves. Many special projects
need to be undertaken, i.e.: fencing, parking and repair
of entrance gates are priorities. While the Mission has funds
set aside for some cemetery maintenance, the needed repairs will exceed
THANKS AGAIN TO OUR
The Elk Altar Society wishes to extend to our supporters our most sincere appreciation. Your continued and generous support enables us to grant funding to the Blessed Sacrament Church for its ongoing maintenance and repair as well as provide food and emergency lodging to those in need and other outreach as the situation arises.
COLOSSAL YARD SALE
A NEW FUNDRAISER
This year the Altar Society will hold an Octoberfest. It will take place sometime in the Fall. Weather permitting the event will be held in the back yard of the church/rectory which is really a spectacular setting. There will be a limited number of tickets available. Watch for this new event which will certainly be fun and entertaining.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Party: March 13, 2010
Sale: July 3 & 4, 2010
Octoberfest: No firm date