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Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity  - May 22, 2016

 

Dear parishioners and friends in Christ,

 This past week 160 of our Middle School parishioners from our Catholic and Public Schools took their places as fully initiated Roman Catholics as they were Confirmed by Monsignor. James McNamara. With their renewal of their Baptismal Promises, and their reception of the Holy Spirit’s seven-fold gifts, we look forward to their active participation in the family of the Church, especially in their weekly reception of the Lord Jesus in Holy Communion.

Congratulations to our newly Confirmed, we are all very proud of you! And congratulations to the parents, teachers, catechists, and to Mrs. Debbie Calascione, our Director of Religious Education, and to Sister Susan Snyder, Principal of our Parochial School for preparing our young people for this Sacrament.

Unlike a graduation that has come to mean an end, Confirmation is a "new beginning," a commencement into active, full participation as adult Catholic Christians. Now what?

We encourage our newly confirmed to join in our Youth Ministry Program under the direction of Mr. Tim Leitch. Youth Group gathers weekly for the 6:00 p.m. Sunday Mass followed by a meeting. Stay connected to Christ, stay active in His Church, and embrace your new status as young adult Catholics!

The Msgr. Ted Rooney Golf Outing is June 2nd . There is still room for a few more golfers and dinner guests. Phone Deacon Phil Mills for reservations. And thank you to all of those who support this annual fundraiser for our Parish.

I am pleased to report that our parishioners have pledged just over $106,694 to this year’s Catholic Ministries Appeal. Thank you for your support of the Appeal which helps to support the pastoral ministries of our Diocese and assists us here in our own Parish.

A Mass of Thanksgiving for the ministry of retired Outreach Director, Joan Gillespie, will take place Sunday, June 26th at the 11:00 am Mass followed by an informal reception, All are invited!

Monday, May 30th, is Memorial Day. There will be one (1) Mass at 9:00 am in prayerful remembrance of all our nation’s war dead. All Parish Offices will be closed in observance of the holiday.

 

     Have a great week and God Bless you!

  Msgr. "Father Bob" Clerkin