My dear Parishioners,

It is hard to believe that another school year has passed and now we are entering the graduation season. I would like to congratulate all of our graduates from Kindergarten, Grade School, Middle School, High School, College, and from Post- College studies. These are significant milestones and as a parish family we join in celebrating your accomplishments. We are fortunate that as Catholics we can mark these milestones with prayers and especially Mass. If you have a graduate in your family, and would like to recognize them in our parish community, may I suggest that you come to our Sunday Mass and indicate to our ushers that you are celebrating a graduation and would like to bring up the offertory gifts. It is a great way to honor the graduate and bring the family together for Mass.

I want to take this opportunity to thank Mrs. Jennifer Durkin and the superior faculty and staff at St. Joseph/St. Robert School. They have done an excellent job this year and their hard work and dedication have shown through in many ways. We pray for all of our teachers and aides too, that they might get their well-deserved rest and return to us next fall refreshed and ready to do the good work of forming our young people in Jesus Christ. Thanks also to all the assistants and volunteers; we could not run such a fine program without the help of active and involved parents. Your devotion to your children is admirable.

If you have a young person entering grades 4 through 8 and would like them to serve at Sunday Mass, please contact the rectory for training information. We really need the help. It is a great way to serve God and also to help out your local church. If anyone is interested, please contact me and I will make sure that they get trained. We are also in need of adults willing to serve at the daily 8:00 Mass. If you can help, please see me, or Mrs. Ann Trotter.

Next Sunday is the Feast of Corpus Christi, The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ. It is also the start of Phase II for the worldwide Eucharistic Revival. Why do we need a revival? Scandal, division, disease, doubt. The Church has withstood each of these throughout our very human history. But today we confront all of them, all at once. Our response in this moment is pivotal. In the midst of these roaring waves, Jesus is present, reminding us that He is more powerful than the storm. He desires to heal, renew, and unify the Church and the world. How will He do it? By uniting us once again around the source and summit of our faith—the Holy Eucharist. The National Eucharistic Revival is the joyful, expectant, grassroots response of the entire Catholic Church in the U.S. to this divine invitation. Stay up to date on our local celebration of the Eucharistic Revival at

Here at St. Joseph we will have a solemn Eucharistic Procession and Benediction after the 11:30 Mass, on Sunday June 11th. Join us in giving witness to the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist. We will process outside the church to an altar in the grassy area between the two back parking lots (weather permitting) where we have Benediction.

May God Bless you,
Fr. Bordonaro