Sunday, November 23, 2014
Dear parishioners and friends in Christ:
On behalf of the Pastoral Staff I extend our prayerful best wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving! You are invited to join us for our annual Thanksgiving Day Mass this Thursday at 9:00 a.m. (This will be the only Mass on Thanksgiving).
Please enter into the true spirit of this national holi-day by giving thanks to God for His many gifts. And kindly bring your canned goods and other non-perishable foods to be brought forward during the offertory procession. We will use these offerings to help restock our Parish Outreach Pantry for those seeking assistance during these difficult economic times. As in past years the collection will go to our Outreach, the Shepherd’s Table of DeerPark, and the L.I. Life Center.
The epic snowfall in Western New York this past week convinced me that we can no longer wait to prepare for winter snow here on Long Island. And so, after a cost/benefit analysis we purchased the much needed truck and plow. Our own maintenance staff will operate the truck, not only for snow plowing, but also for other jobs around the parish. We will pay for the truck over time from our operating revenue donated in your weekly offerings and from proceeds from the Annual Raffle now underway. As always, thank you for your generosity!
God bless you, and have a very Happy Thanksgiving!
Msgr. "Father Bob" Clerkin