Pastor's Message - Thank You and Other News!

Jan 4, 2018


January 4, 2018


Dear Parishioners,


Thank you AGAIN to our Choir, Choir Director, Sacristans, Servers, Ushers, Ministers of Holy Communion, Lectors, and the Team who beautifully decorated our Church for Christmas.  May God Bless each of you for your generosity.  THANK YOU again for your very generous gifts to our Church and to me your Pastor at Christmas time.  Thank You!

In this week’s Sunday Bulletin, I am writing about the Charism of Saint Francis of Assisi, our Parish Patron and his Respect for Human Life and all Creation.

As a Parish, we will witness to our Respect for Human Life with our annual, local Walk for Life.  Please consult the announcement on the following page for the day and time. Our community Rosary and Walk will be a prayer to God to move the hearts of many to protect Human Life at every stage from the moment of conception to natural death.

I also take this opportunity to announce that our Bishop, His Excellency Bishop Frank J. Dewane, will visit our parish on Saturday, February 10.  The occasion is to administer the Sacrament of Confirmation on our High School Youth at the 4:30pm Vigil Mass. 

Many of you have committed to be “Prayer Partners” with one of the Confirmandi.  You are encouraged to attend the Confirmation Mass.  A Parish Spaghetti Dinner hosted by the Knights of Columbus will follow.  All are invited!

Finally, please know that our Parish Ministry Coordinators are continuing to CONNECT their Ministry with their prayer life.  To this end, many are beginning their Church Ministry by attending morning Mass.  Our “Year of Connection” continues until Easter; our “40th Anniversary Year” will begin after Easter.  

Let us give thanks to God for all His blessings upon us and our parish.

Father Richard York, Your Pastor


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