News, Pastor's Note

Pastor's Note 1/5/20

This Sunday we celebrate the Solemnity of the Epiphany, also called Little Christmas. Christ keeps on shining His light on all nations and keeps on revealing His loving plan for all His redeemed chosen people.     
  There is still time to join the Divine Mercy Cenacle study and prayer groups recently formed at our parish. These bi-weekly sessions continue this Sunday before and after the 10:00 am Mass, Wednesday afternoons and evenings, and Thursday evenings.  All are invited to “come, see and stay if you are inspired.”
  Those who are participating in the 33 Days to Morning Glory book-based individual retreat, started on Dec. 31st, and want to join the group Marian Consecration group on February 2nd, are invited to let the pastor know to help make proper preparations.    

   New Year brings new opportunities for adult Faith Formation at our parish.  In addition to the two mentioned above, we will offer weekly Catholic video sessions.  Variety of topics and titles will be presented.  The first one will be an hour-long cartoon movie The Greatest Miracle: Angels Are All Around Us.  Meet the guardian angels.  It will be shown on Tuesday, January 7th, at 6:00 pm on the large screen at Father Cotter Hall.  Soup and bread will be served.  I invite more movie suggestions to be submitted for a group viewing consideration. 
   Our parish office secretary, and a long time parishioner, Annette Fabbiano retires at the end of this week after five years working for the parish.  We will be missing her smile, kind words to all visitors, and professional handling of office and pastoral requests.  It was a real pleasure for me as a pastor to work with Annette.  She told me she plans on continuing to be actively involved in the parish life as she enjoys her retirement.  At the same time, we welcome our new part-time office secretary, Kathryn Luppi
  Thank you very much to all who sent me birthday (Jan. 1st) wishes, cards and prayers; I appreciate your thoughtfulness. 
  I pray for a blessed and peaceful 2020 for all. 

Fr. Matt