An anniversary Thanksgiving Mass to thank God for the blessing of Lake O.H. Ivie will be celebrated by the Most. Rev. Michael D. Pfeifer, Bishop of San Angelo, and Rev. Romanus Akamike, pastor of St. Charles Church, in Eden, at 6 p.m., Tuesday, June 12.
(The location of the Thanksgiving Mass and reception that will follow is 10 miles from Paint Rock. Take Hwy. 83 to Hwy. 1929 approximately 18-20 miles to the north side of the dam. The metal building is the CRWMD FIeld Office and the gates will be marked.)
“Bishop Pfeifer asked God’s blessings on the new dam after it was constructed 17 years ago. It was predicted it would take several months to fill the new reservoir with water, but shortly after the blessing, God sent a powerful rain that almost filled the lake,” according to Deacon Charlie Evans, Rural Life Director who is helping to organize the Mass at Ivie. “Bishop Pfeifer has pointed out that now is the time to gather to thank God for the beautiful blessing of this wonderful reservoir of water and to ask God to constantly send more water into the reservoir. Hopefully people from all over the area will be present for the special Mass of thanksgiving to petition for more rain.”
There will be a meal served following the Mass