Sunday, September 14, 2014
Dear parishioners and friends in Christ,
For those who missed the news announced last weekend, Father Costa’s request for retirement has been granted by Bishop Murphy, effective Sep-tember 1st. The Bishop also gave permission for Father Costa to remain in residence here as long as his health permits. Father Costa is very happy as am I. Over the past year I have enjoyed his wis-dom, sense of humor, and fraternal support. He is a much beloved "senior brother priest" and we are all blessed to share his good company. While Father Costa will be free from assigned responsibilities, he is welcome to help out with Masses, confessions, and any and all pastoral and personal areas of inter-est. Bishop Murphy thanked Father Costa for his many years of priestly service to our Diocese and to our Parish. Congratulations Father Costa!
I am very pleased to report that our new par-ish St. Vincent de Paul Conference is now taking shape. A formal invitation to all of our parishioners will take place the weekend of October 4 & 5 fol-lowed by a Question & Answer Meeting on Wednesday, October 8th for all interested and per-spective Vincentions. A Diocesan-wide meeting of The St. Vincent de Paul Society will take place here at Ss. Cyril & Methodius on Saturday October 18th at which time we hope to have a representative group of our own parishioners participate.
Finally, where are the bells? After asking around I discovered that when the church roof was replaced a few years ago, the wires and speakers were removed in the process and not reconnected and replaced. We hope to get the bells up and chiming before Advent.
Have a great week and God Bless you!
Monsignor "Father Bob" Clerkin