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Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time - July 26, 2015


Dear parishioners and friends in Christ,

This past week we put together the first draft a proposed budget for Fiscal Year ‘15-’16 beginning September 1st. As with any future looking budget we must make assumptions based upon our financial history, current contribution trends, escalating costs, and most significantly, salaries and benefits for all of our many employees. As with all parishes in our Diocese we are required to submit a balanced budget. I will await the final proposed Budget from our Business Manager, Deacon Phil Mills, our Accountant, Dennis Murphy, and our Bookkeeper & Accounts Payable/Receivable, Elizabeth Hughes. Upon their professional recommendation I will meet with the Parish Trustees and Finance Committee for their interventions and approval. If approved we will forward the Budget to the Diocese for their due diligence.

On a further financial note, please support the advertisers on the back of our weekly bulletin. We thank these very generous sponsors! Tell them you saw their ad in the bulletin. And if you would like to place an ad, contact the Church Bulletin @ 631-249-4994.

The Parish 2016 Mass Book will open Monday morning, August 3rd from 9:00 a.m. to noon in the breezeway (if the weather is nice possibly the gazebo!). Throughout the month of August and into the rest of the year the Mass Book will receive your intentions as usual, during regular office hours at the Parish Center. And remember we still have six-months of 2015 openings for intentions for the 7:00 am daily Masses and 12:30 pm Sunday Masses resuming after Labor Day.

Our two (2) $5,000 Raffles are going fast. Only 200 tickets are available for each drawing. Great odds! And don’t forget the volunteer meeting on Tuesday July 28th at 7:30 in the Father Behan Hall. All are welcome. Please circle the date for the Festival and join in all the fun. Bring your neighbors and friends and help support our Parish in this very important fund-raiser.

       Have a great week, and God Bless you!

       Msgr. “Father Bob” Clerkin