My Dear Parishioners,
We have 3 remaining Altar Server training sessions on Saturday May 11th, May 25th and June 1st. 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. If your child wishes to be an altar server, but cannot make the scheduled practices, we can set up a mutually agreeable time to train. 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 4th they made 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 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. We have invited them to attend Mass this week in their First Communion dresses and suits. If you see one of our young people, please help us congratulate them on this milestone in their lives.
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 6th. 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 2019 First Communion class to take a place of honor in the procession. Please wear your First Communion attire. 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.
Next Sunday we celebrate and honor our mothers. If you have not had a chance to write the names of the mothers and other women in your life that you wanted honored or memorialized on the Mother’s Day envelopes please drop them off at the rectory or in the sacristy so that we may include them in our Mother’s Day Masses. The intentions will be placed in a basket in front of the Blessed Mother statue and remain there for the rest of the month of May.
God Bless You!