News, Pastor's Note

Pastor’s Note 6/2/19

The Catholic Charities 2019 Appeal continues. Thank you for all the past support and I strongly  encourage all to support this year’s appeal to help the needy.  It is important that our parish code number “0507” is selected or marked so we get proper credit for your contribution.  We are grateful to all who made donations to date, raising 66% of the parish’s goal of $34,000.  

A new independent Caritas Academy of the Sacred and Immaculate Hearts K-12 school in the Roman-Catholic tradition based on a classical Greek, Latin, and trades curriculum is forming and will be leasing space from our parish.  All interested are invited to the last open house scheduled this spring on Tuesday, June 11,  from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm. Meeting at Fr. Cotter Hall. 

We warmly welcome Fr. Eric Gilhooly, a newly ordained priest of the Legionnaire of Christ Congregation who is celebrating his first Mass this Saturday, June 1, at 4:00 pm Sunday Vigil at our church.  Fr. Gilhooly is a great nephew of our parish resident Msgr. Leo McCarthy.  Congratulations and many blessings on the path of      following God’s call to priesthood. 

Congratulations to Anna Puchalski who was    invited to serve on the Diocesan Youth Board for one year.  Anna is our parish teenager, who is greatly involved in the parish youth ministry, parish liturgies as an altar server and now in the process of becoming an     Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion.  She is also increasingly active on the diocesan level through the   Diocesan Youth Convention and now by serving on the Youth Board.  I also thank our parish Faith Formation and Youth Minister Carolyn Prefontaine for actively encouraging our parish youth to get involved in the life of the Church. 

We thank our parishioner Marguerite Mullins for writing up weekly articles under the RCIA Corner  section.  This week features the last one of the series. 

Next Sunday the Church celebrates the Solemnity of the Pentecost, the official end and the Easter Season.  The Holy Spirit was poured on the Apostles, original    witnesses, and many contemporary Christians.  All  Catholics were immersed in the Spirit and their baptism and Confirmation.  We continue to open our minds and hearts to His guidance and teaching. 

Fr. Matt