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Fifth Sunday of Easter - April 24, 2016


Dear parishioners and friends in Christ,

As I announced last weekend, we will say good-bye to Mrs. Debbie Calascione who is leaving her position as Director of Religious Education to take care of her mother. Long hours and the very large number of children in our Pro-gram have made it difficult to also be the primary care giver for her mother. And so it is with great regret that I accept her resignation.

I know you join me in thanking Debbie for her minis-try with the children of our Parish Family. My heartfelt thanks to Debbie for her loving attention to the many children who have passed through our doors to learn about our Cath-olic Faith, to prepare for the Sacraments, and especially to personally experience the love of God in Jesus Christ. Please keep Debbie in your prayers and pray for the success of our current discernment and interview process. We intend to have a new Director in early May.

I know that I join with all of you in also thanking our wonderful catechists, who so generously volunteer their "Time & Talent" with our children week after week through-out the school year. I believe that you will agree that our dedicated volunteers are outstanding role models in the Faith for your children. We are truly blessed by our Faith For-mation & Religious Education Program!

Deacon Bill Sperl will direct this summer’s Vacation Bible School (VBS), along with members of the Family Life Committee. Registration information appears in this bulletin on page 5.

Our excellent Parochial Catholic Elementary School is currently accepting registrations for the fall academic se-mester. New families are especially encouraged to make an appointment to visit our wonderful Parish School. Transfer students are always welcome. And be aware of our very pop-ular "after school" programs for our students (and parents!) who appreciate the opportunities that an extended day pro-vides. Most appropriately our motto is "Our School Sprit is the Holy Spirit!" Come and see for yourself what a Catholic Elementary School Education can offer your child.

I will be away on a long overdue "winter vacation" this coming week, and then go on my annual priest retreat the following week. Please contact Father Moise (ext 120) or Father Charlie (ext 166), or one of our Pastoral Staff during these next two weeks when I am out of town.

 Have a great week and God Bless you!

Msgr. "Father Bob" Clerkin