My Dear Parishioners,
Last week we had a good number of people come to the training session after each of the weekend Masses for our Automated External Defibrillator (AED). I was happy that so many people were interested in learning how to use the device, now we just hope that we never have to use it. Thank you especially to our Health and Help Ministry, not only for sponsoring the training but also for the coffee and donuts as well. I also need to thank all the members of this caring ministry, both medical and non-medical personnel, because as a group they have completely paid for the AED device and its cabinet. What a wonderful and generous gift to the parish. To Mrs. Dee Queen, and all the other people in the Health and Help Ministry thank you for your generosity and for the care you provide to the people of this community.
I want to offer warm congratulations to our young people who received Jesus in Holy Communion for the very first time over the weekend. We have invited our recent First Communicants to come to Sunday Mass this weekend dressed in their First Communion outfits. If you see one of them, please help to recognize, congratulate, and encourage them to stay close to Jesus.
We honor Mary as the Queen of Heaven and Earth in a special way tomorrow with our May Procession on Monday, May 7th. The procession begins at 7:20 pm in the grassy area between the two back parking lots (weather permitting). We invite all members of the 2018 Confirmation class and 2018 First Communion class to take a place of honor in the procession. Please wear your First Communion attire or your Confirmation robes. We also ask parishioners to bring flowers from your gardens. The flowers are carried in procession along with a statue of Mary and then placed in front of the statue as a tribute to the Blessed Virgin. After the procession we will pray the Rosary. The night closes with Benediction. It is a beautiful devotion and I hope to see you there.
God Bless You!