My Dear Parishioners,
We have two remaining Altar Server training sessions May 12th and May 26th. The sessions start at 8:30 and finish by 9:15. It is not too late to sign up to be a server. We really need the help. If your child is in grade 4 through High School and is willing, please contact me directly. Student Altar Servers are needed for Saturday evening and Sunday Masses and also for weddings. We are also in need of adult servers willing to serve the weekday Mass at 8:00 a.m. and funerals. If you can help, please see me or Mrs. Mary Boland.
Please also keep our young 3rd graders in your prayers. This Saturday, May 5, 2018 they will be making their First Holy Communion. This is a special time in the spiritual life of a Catholic. We ask that Jesus will stay close to these 26 young people as they take Him into their hearts and souls. Please pray for their families too, that they will facilitate these relationships by bringing them to Mass regularly.
May is also the month of Mary and a time when we reflect on Our Blessed Mother’s willingness to make a home for Jesus within her. We too are called to make a home for Jesus in our hearts and Mary will help us do that. We honor Mary as the Queen of Heaven and Earth in a special way 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.
This is the weekend of the special Automated External Defibrillator (AED) training after our Saturday Vigil and Sunday Masses. The short training session will be in classroom 18. Thank you to the members of our Health and Help Ministry for conducting the training and helping us with the AED. You do not need to be a professional to use this equipment so please consider staying for it. It may help save a life.
Archbishop Chaput asked that the following letter be communicated to you this weekend.
God Bless You!