Pentecost Sunday May 24, 2015
Dear parishioners and friends in Christ,
This Pentecost weekend you are all in my thoughts and prayers as I concelebrate Mass in Rome. As we rejoice in the gifts of the Holy Spirit I am truly grateful to God for the many talents and abilities present in our Parish Family of Saints Cyril & Methodius. I am also very thankful for our Parish Professional Staff and to our support Staff for their tireless efforts on behalf of our Parish Family. In all of you we are gifted by God! Thank you to all of our employees and to all who serve in the many ministries, pastoral programs and administrative committees here in our Parish.
Speaking of ministries, we are in need of Consolation/Bereavement ministers. These compassionate volunteers assist families experiencing the death of a loved one to plan the funeral Mass and to accompany the family on the day of the funeral itself. If you are interested in learning about this important ministry please contact Tim Leitch 667-4044 x 154.
Our Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion are reminded that they will publicly renew their three year ministerial terms on Corpus Christi (The Solemnity of The Body & Blood of Christ) this June 7th at all weekend Masses. What a meaningful and appropriate day on the Church calendar to celebrate this renewal/recommitment!
This Monday is Memorial Day. There will be one (1) Mass at 8:30 am in prayerful remembrance of all our nation’s war dead. All Parish Offices will be closed in observance of the holiday.
Refreshed and renewed by my Anniversary Pilgrimage to Rome, I look forward to sharing my reflections with you in the weeks to come. Many thanks for your prayers as I celebrated my 35th Anniversary of Ordination to the priesthood last weekend. There are so many memories and pastoral experiences with countless numbers of people in all my assignments over the years as both an associate and as a pastor. I have truly been blessed by God with a loving family, supportive brother priests, and wonderful parishioners and friends. Please continue to remember me in your prayers as I will you in mine.
Have a great week and God Bless you!
Msgr. “Father Bob” Clerkin