April 30, 2017

We have been given a unique honor! Every once in a while the Seminary prepares a man for priesthood who, for whatever reason, finishes his Theology Requirement prior to his Formation Requirement.  This Seminarian is then assigned to a parish for

continuing Formation. We have been assigned one such Seminarian, Richard Samide, a Son of Saint Mary Parish in Hudson, and a soon to be graduate of Saint Mary Seminary.  He will join the Parish Staff in May and live and work here for the year. He is projected to be Ordained a Deacon in October and a Priest in May 2018. We are privileged that our community can continue to serve the men preparing for the Sacred      Priesthood. Welcome Richard!

 

Final 7:00 pm Mass    

The final 7:00 pm Mass of the school year is Sunday, May 14.

 

Military Service

In honor of Memorial Day all active duty, reserve, and retired military are invited to receive a special blessing at the 9:30am or 11:30am Mass on Sunday, May 28. If your loved one is currently enlisted, we ask that you submit their name, unit, and picture to the parish offices so that our community may pray for their safety and in thanksgiving for their service.

 

150 Years and 40 Hours of Priesthood Celebration

All parishioners are encouraged to honor our priests on Sunday, May 21.  As Fr. Baugh (retired, in residence) celebrates 60 years of priesthood, Fr. Sullivan (senior parochial vicar) celebrates 50 years, Fr. O’Donnell (parochial vicar) continues to

celebrate 40 years, and Deacon Eric Garris (son of the parish) is ordained to the priesthood.

 

In appreciation of both the years served and the years to come: Fr. Sullivan will celebrate the 11:30 Mass on May 21 in honor of his 50 years of Priesthood and Fr. Garris’ Mass of Thanksgiving is at 2:30 pm also on May 21. Following both Masses, everyone is invited to the McCafferty Center to acknowledge these important milestones.  No RSVP is necessary, but all are welcome to contribute appetizers or desserts for the luncheon (please sign up on our parish website or contact the office).

 

Blessings of the Resurrection, Happy Easter, and be encouraged, we are all journeying with you. I pray our Lord richly blesses you. Always remember that I love you, there is no way I will ever love you less, and I will continue to pray for you every day.

  ~ Fr. Behrend