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Second Sunday in Ordinary Time - January 15, 2017

Dear parishioners and friends in Christ,

Welcome to Ordinary Time in our Church calendar year. In these weeks prior to the start of Lent we get back to our regular duties, responsibilities and schedules. Refreshed and renewed by our Christmas celebrations we enter into this new year looking forward to growing in grace as we follow the Lord Jesus during the ordinary days of our lives. But then again, with Jesus, nothing is ordinary. May the Lord transform our ordinary day to day lives into extraordinary experiences of His presence with us.

We are excited about our Open House on Janu-ary 29th at Saints Cyril & Methodius Parochial School (see details on page 3 in this bulletin). We all need to spread the good news about excellence in academics, affordable tuition, and especially about our valued oriented Catholic environment where our Faith is both taught and lived, and especially where our school spirit is The Holy Spirit!

My thanks to our Parish Family for your gener-osity in this year’s Christmas Offering and for your fi-nancial sacrifices all throughout the past year. 2016 Contribution statements will be sent out by the end of the month, as has been the practice over the years here. Please consider using weekly envelopes which makes this process easier for both you and our Business Office.

As I announced last weekend, Father Costa is currently recovering and rehabilitating from pace maker surgery at the St. Pius X Enriched Living Facility in Amityville. This is an Assisted Living residence for priests. He is surrounded by a community of brother priests and attended to by an excellent staff of health care professionals. Upon the completion of his rehabilitation a professional "needs evaluation" will be made as to where he will continue his retirement years. Keep Father Costa in your prayers. See page 2 for his mailing address. I’m sure he would love to hear from you..

I am very pleased to report that the Catholic Ministries Office has informed me that we are fast approaching our 2016 Goal in payments. If all existing pledge payments are fulfilled before January 31st we will meet our Goal for the first time in five years. Congratu-lations and many thanks to all who contributed to this outstanding achievement!

Have a great week and God Bless you!

                    Have a great week and God Bless you!

          Monsignor Bob Clerkin