Letters from Fr. Carlos

September 24, 2023
Well, this weekend was such a blast I am still recovering from it two days later.  I am so thankful to Jim Malooly, Val Jalon, Eric Sward and Jim Klatt for their leadership in helping us put on such a successful event. We hit our target income for the Fest, and God answered our prayers by holding back the rain. We will publish final numbers once all the expenses are submitted.  I hope you all had as much fun as I did, and thank you to all the volunteers that made this possible. I was especially impressed by the clean-up crew that made Fr. Grassi Community Park look so nice, and the teens who helped run the events in the gym for our younger children.
I also want to thank Joe and the choir for their wonderful accompaniment of music at my installation, and all of you who attended. I felt very blessed by your presence there. Last but not least on the thank you list is all the parish staff who worked hard behind the scenes to support both these events. You are all awesome. 
In other news: my bathroom floor and pipe fix should be done sometime this week, and I am looking forward to being able to sleep (oh sweet sleep!) in my bed again soon! 
We have begun the demolition of the two ancient boilers in the parish office basement and hope to have the work fully completed in a few weeks. The replacement of the parish school boilers will hopefully begin early next summer, once the school year is over, so as not to disrupt our students. We are currently getting more evaluations and estimates on the ongoing leak in the parish church and need to pinpoint the problem before we begin repairs. So stay tuned for more on that.
Finally, we will have to raise the money to pay for both the boilers and the possible roof leak in the church before the work is finished. Our development team is hard at work trying to come up with the best solution for the parish that will keep us financially solvent and maintain our commitment to being good stewards of our parish money. Please keep us in your prayers.
You can reach Fr. Carlos at [email protected]