Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time -February 17, 2019
Dear Parishioners and friends in Christ,
Please read the letter from Bishop Barres in this bulletin concerning the so called
Reproductive Health Act. “This law is an abomination that cries out to heaven for justice. We cannot be silent in the face of such a blatant attack on the most vulnerable among us. I invite you to do several things . . . (cf. pages 3-4)
All Parish Offices will be closed this Monday in observance of the President’s Day holiday. Our Elementary School and Religious Education Program will be closed the entire week. Please note that there will only be one Mass on the holiday, Monday at 9:00 am.
I will take a late Christmas vacation out of town during the Presidents Day holiday week. Please call upon Father Grace and Father Aime who are here to serve your pastoral needs. Deacon Phil Mills will be available to attend to your business matters as well as to your concerns about our buildings and grounds.
If you already received a donation pledge card in the mail this month, please give it your prayerful consideration. If you can repeat your previous contribution we will be most grateful. If you have the resources to do so, perhaps you can increase your gift this year. For those who have not received a donation/pledge card in the mail there will be special envelopes in the pews. Again, please pray over your ability to support the work of Jesus here on Long Island. Every household can do something. Remember, no gift is too small except no gift at all! Jesus has great praise for this kind of small but beautiful sacrifice in the Gospel story of the Widow’s Mite. (Lk. 11:1-4).
As this cold and snowy winter continues I ask you to please be careful and considerate in the parking lots and around our Parish buildings. Our maintenance staff tries to keep up with the plowing, shoveling, sanding and salting, but there will always be icy spots and pot holes that emerge. Be patient and keep safe.
Have a great week and God Bless you!
Monsignor Bob Clerkin
“Jesus Is The Reason for The Season.”
Keep Christ in your Christmas!
Monsignor Bob Clerkin