Thank you to everyone who gathered for the recitation of the rosary last Sunday evening. It was a beautiful way to honor Mary during the month of May. I am certain that Mary was delighted as we were united in such good number as disciples of her Son in prayer in church and also delighted as we gathered on the parish lawn for the Ice Cream Social. The bonds of faith that we share were strengthened by both our prayer and the social. Thank you to Patrick Fish for leading us in the Rosary for Peace and thank you to our Adoration Committee for hosting the Ice Cream Social.
Please remember that we gather on the third Sunday of every month in the Adoration Chapel to pray the Rosary for Peace at 8:00 p.m. All are welcome – always!
At the conclusion of the 11:30 a.m. Mass on Pentecost Sunday Peter Agostino and Joey Thatcher carried the Paschal Candle from its place by the ambo (pulpit), where it had been present throughout the Easter Season, to its place by the baptismal font where it will remain throughout Ordinary Time. The moving of the Paschal Candle at the conclusion of the last Mass of Pentecost Sunday was a visible reminder that the Easter Season has concluded.
The Paschal Candle was blessed and lit at our Easter Vigil and now stands as a constant reminder of Jesus’ victory over sin and death. In our baptism we were each given the promise of a share in that victory. You will find a Paschal Candle in every Catholic Church in the world. It’s hard to look at the Paschal Candle and not say, “Alleluia!” May we never forget that we are called, always and everywhere, to be an Alleluia People.
Members of the Pastoral Council gathered in prayer to the Holy Spirit on Pentecost Sunday and then chose, by lot, three parishioners to serve on the Pastoral Council. Eleven parishioners had prayerfully discerned a call to service on the Council and had submitted their names in nomination. We are grateful to all eleven for their generosity and love of the parish. The three names that were drawn for service on the Council are: Bob Zetzl, Phyllis McNamara and Connie Heneghan. Congratulations Bob, Phyllis and Connie! We look forward to the gifts you will bring to Pastoral Council.
See you at Mass!