Sunday was a very special day for our parish, as our second grade students received the Eucharist for the first time. Our First Communicants have spent months preparing for this day with their teachers (Mrs. O’Dekirk, Mrs. Elizabeth Mitchell), Mrs. DaLay, Mrs. McEnery and their parents. My prayers and that of our entire parish community are with these young men and women on this holy and special day. All that we are is because of the Eucharist and all that we do should lead us to the Eucharist in which we are intimately one with our Lord. As Jesus told us he is the vine, we are the branches, and by staying connected to him, we can then bear much fruit!
Secondly, I would like to thank all who contribute so much to our parish, especially to all of our: faithful contributors, our liturgical ministers, our art and environment workers, our teachers, our many board members, our coaches, school volunteers, our prayer group members, our Holy Name society, our PFA, Auction, Picnic, and our clergy.
Lastly, the annual ACA is in full swing in our parish and Archdiocese. This appeal serves the needs of our poor, our schools, our elderly, and our community services. Thousands are assisted through the generosity of this appeal. To those who have given in the past I thank you on behalf of all those you have assisted. To those who haven’t given in the past I encourage you to prayerfully reflect on how you can assist the needy of our Archdiocese. It would be a great sign of love, support and concern for those in need if we had 100% of our parishioners contributing to this appeal. If you feel after prayer and reflection that you cannot assist in this appeal please assist those in need with your prayers. If you have any questions concerning this appeal, do not hesitate in contacting me.
Msgr. John Shamleffer