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Second Sunday of Easter Divine Mercy - April 8, 2018

Dear parishioners and friends in Christ,

Once again, my thanks to all who helped to make our Easter celebrations so beautiful and memorable last weekend! Attendance was astonishing – this was really a true indication of the large number of Catholics who live in our won-derful Parish – the largest in our Diocese! My special thanks to all of you, our faithful parishioners, for your enthusiastic participation in these most sacred days of the year. And thank you for your generosity in our Easter and flower offer-ings.

This second Sunday of Easter is Divine Mercy Sunday. Following the 12:30 Mass there will be Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, the chaplet of Divine Mercy, and other devotional prayers. All are welcome

We now enter into the First Communion and Confirmation Season. Please keep our young parishioners and their families in your thoughts and prayers. With God’s grace we hope these families will deepen their commitment to Christ and actively participate in the life of our Parish Family.

Many exciting events are scheduled for the weeks ahead. Please make plans to join us for the school’s Auction Saturday, April 21 and the Annual Msgr. Rooney Golf Outing on June 21.

We will host a neighborhood "Town Hall" meeting with the Town of Babylon and Suffolk Police officials tonight, to discuss the off premises misbehavior of a few rowdy teenagers at last summer’s Family Festival. Neighbors and parishioners are invited to share their concerns and solutions on Sunday evening, April 8th at 7:00 pm in the Behan Hall.

Many thanks for your prayers and presence at Father Caetano Costa’s wake and funeral Masses. As we remember and pray for him, I’m sure he is remembering and praying for all of us. May Father Costa rest in the peace of the Risen Lord Jesus!
                                                              Monsignor Bob Clerkin