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Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time - Nov. 19, 2017

Dear parishioners and friends in Christ,

On behalf of the Pastoral Staff I extend our prayerful best wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving! You are invited to join us for our annual Thanksgiving Day Mass this Thursday at 9:00 a.m. (There will also be an earlier Mass at 7:00 am). Enter into the true spirit of this national holiday by giving thanks to God for the many gifts He has blessed us with. Please bring along your canned goods and other non-perishable foods to help stock up our Parish Food Pantry for the hungry poor of our area. There will also be a free will collec-tion taken for our own Parish Outreach and St. Vincent de Paul Society.

I am truly grateful to all of you for your con-tinuing weekly financial commitment to our Parish and for all of the ways that you have supported our entire Catholic Church here on Long Island. Again I request that you please give prayerful consideration to this year’s Catholic Ministries Appeal and kindly make your one time Gift today.

I recognize how supportive you always are of the needs of our parish and to the needs of this com-munity. As the 2017 Appeal is now drawing to a close I hope you will consider making your donation to help us to serve our neighbors in ever-increasing need. As of now we are 95% toward making our Goal. We need your help! We are so close. Only $4,000 away! If all of you who have not as yet made even the smallest donation would do so, we would be successful. The end of the 2017 tax year is fast ap-proaching and your donation to the CMA would make a very valuable tax deduction

 Our annual Morning of Reflection for all Liturgical Ministers is Saturday morning, December 2nd, beginning with Mass at 8:30 followed by fellow-ship, a presentation by Sr. Mary Alice Piil, CSJ and finally some business and scheduling matters. Sister Mary Alice is Diocesan Director of Faith Formation & Telecare Presenter and Professor of Liturgy

And finally, many thanks to all who donated blood this past week. Your life giving gift is very much needed and appreciated.

                                                  God bless you, have a great week and
                                                            Happy Thanksgiving!
                                                  Monsignor Bob Clerkin