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Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time - February 19, 2017


Dear parishioners and friends in Christ,

This is our tabernacle at the center of the sanctuary in the early years of our church. Plans to restore the tabernacle to its original, intended place of prominence are now about to get underway. The large altar on which we offer the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass will remain where it currently stands. The matching, somewhat smaller, side altar will be moved from the south side transept to the central elevated place where the priest presently presides from. A new priest chair will be moved to the side. The funds for this tabernacle restoration have come from very generous parishioners and are not from the Capital Campaign. Those funds will be used for additional work on the windows if needed and related interior water damage repairs and painting.

Please pardon our appearance and be patient as this restoration unfolds. We plan to have the project completed by Easter.

This Monday all parish offices will be closed in honor of Presidents’ Day. Our Elementary School and Religious Education Programs will be on holiday vacation all week long. Please pray for our Country and for all who serve us in government. God bless America!

Remember our new Bishop’s request to personally invite non-practicing Catholics back to Mass fulfilling your mandate as "Missionary Disciples of the New Evangelization." Between now and Ash Wednesday it is our challenge to welcome back those who may have fallen away.

                    Have a great week and God Bless you!

          Monsignor Bob Clerkin