With the winter solstice, the temperatures are going to be dropping below freezing in the early mornings. Often we have ice and frost that builds up in the parking lot that does not melt in time for the 9 am Mass, which makes it very unsafe for most of us. Without a dedicated ministry, de-icing the parking lot has happened haphazardly at best. Are there a few strong local members/families willing to be on a winter rotation to check the weather on Sunday mornings, and, if it is icy, come spread the de-icer on our walkways and parking lot at 8 am? This will be a special ministry team that will only operate through mid-March. Please contact Kathy Wickward at 253-630-0701 x103 (office phone) if you can minister to St. John the Baptist in this way.