Blessing of the pets

The Feast of St. Francis of Assisi commemorates the life of the patron saint of animals and the environment. A month-long Season of Creation ended on October 4, the Feast of St. Francis. In remembrance of his love for all creatures, there is a blessing of the animals on his feast day. Parishioners of ODS were led in prayer by Father Peter to bless the animals that mean so much to us.

Spaghetti Dinner


The Knights of Columbus will the hosting a Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser September 25 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Dinner will include spaghetti, sauce with meatballs and a salad. Tickets are $8.00 for adult, $20.00 for a family and children under 12 eat free.

Parish Party

We are having a Parish Party to honor two major events in Father Peter’s life, his 20th Anniversary of Ordination as a Priest, July 3, 2019 and his birthday on September 9, 2019. Father Peter prefers to celebrate both events at one party.

The Elks Club has reserved a room for ODS on September 13, 2019 at 7:00pm. Please plan on joining your parish family for this event and help Father Peter celebrate these major events in his life. The dinner will be a catered buffet much like the one many of us enjoyed last year, and a cash bar. The cost will be $17.00 per person. The menu will be beef tenderloin, fried chicken, fish vegetables, salad and rolls.

For more information on purchasing a meal, please see the bulletin.