My Dear Parishioners,
Last week I attended the Baccalaureate Mass for Archbishop Wood High School. What a wonderful celebration. It is fitting that we give thanks to God when we mark a milestone such as graduation. He sustains us in our daily work and our accomplishments should give Him praise and glory. This week we celebrated graduation from St. Joseph/St. Robert School. Congratulations to all our parish graduates whether you have graduated from Pre-K, Kindergarten, Middle School, Eighth Grade, High School, College, or Post-Graduate studies. We pray for all graduates that they will have God at their side and carry Him with them into whatever the future holds for them. As always I would like to invite any recent graduates and their families to consider bringing up the offertory gifts at any of our Sunday Masses as a way to recognize their student’s accomplishment. Carrying the gifts up at Mass may not sound like a big deal, but it is a way to symbolize bringing your own gifts forward and handing them over to God. Please see one of the ushers before the start of Mass if interested.
Once again I take the opportunity to thank Mrs. Debbie Jaster and all of our wonderful school faculty, administration, and staff. They do an excellent job of making St. Joseph / St. Robert School a warm and inspiring place to learn and grow. I am very proud of them and the work that they do year round. We also pray that our school teachers and staff will have a restful and restorative summer break and that they will return to us renewed and refreshed. Thank you also to all the parents, assistants, volunteers and aides. We could not run such a fine program without the assistance of active and involved parents, your devotion is admirable.
I want to let you know that we are in talks to renew the lease with NHS, the school for autistic children, run out of the first floor of the Valley Road School building. Please pray for the success of this deal as the income it generates seriously helps us with our expenses.
May God Bless You!