Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time - August 23, 2015
Dear parishioners and friends in Christ
Under showery storm clouds and with the heat and humidity of this past week, our Family Festival draws to a close this Sunday. If you have not already visited the Festival please stop by today and bring your family, neighbors and friends. Our thanks to Deacon Phil Mills and his Festival Committee members for all of their hard work in planning and overseeing this huge undertaking. The financial success of this "labor of love" will go a long way in helping us to meet our increasing operating expenses here at Ss. Cyril & Methodius.
Our big Raffle drawings will take place on Sunday at 10:00 pm. There are still some tickets available for the two (2) $5,000 prizes!
Speaking of finances, I am very grateful to all of you for your faithful financial stewardship to Saints Cyril & Methodius throughout our Fiscal Year, September 2014-August 2015. Your weekly generosity reflects your support for the many min-istries and programs that make our Parish Family such a powerful witness to the presence of the Lord Jesus here in our community.
My thanks as well for your enthusiastic re-sponse to the 2015 Catholic Ministries Appeal. As of this date 493 parishioner households have contributed $118,082 toward our goal of $148,100. We are at 80% of our assessed responsibility. In these challenging economic times our goal can on-ly be achieved with financial sacrifices from many more parishioner households working together. Please pray over your ability to support the work of the Catholic Ministries Appeal here on Long Island. I am confident that your customary gener-osity will insure our success. Remember, "No Gift is too small, except no Gift at all."
The 7:00 am weekday Mass will resume after Labor Day weekend on Tuesday, September 8th. The 12:30 Sunday Mass will resume the 13th.
Have a great week, and God Bless you!
Msgr. “Father Bob” Clerkin