My Dear Parishioners,

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!  We give thanks to God for the special gift of love He has showered on us in our mothers. A mother’s love is unlike any other. I hope you enjoy the day celebrating motherhood and families. We remember not only our mothers that are still loving us here on this earth, but also those that are loving us from heaven. We pray for their souls and any healing that they may need to enjoy the all- encompassing love of God. Your Mother’s Day envelopes with their intentions written on them will remain in front of the Blessed Mother Statue as a symbolic way of consistently praying for these women through the month of May. This is also the month when we honor our Blessed Mother. This past Monday we had our May Procession. Thank you to all who helped with the preparations and especially to our First Communicants and their families who participated.

Tuesday, May 9th was the last official day for our CCD classes. I want take this opportunity to thank all those involved with our program. Mrs. Cathy Cain, our Director of Religious Education, does an excellent job organizing all the catechists, volunteers, aides, children, parents and schedules. I want to especially thank all those who helped with this program over the past year. They are dedicated people, many of whom have very busy schedules with work, family, activities and commitments and yet they make time to work with our young people and to share the faith. They show a dedication and love that form the basis of the Gospel. I want to thank them for their service. We simply could not run this program without them. If anyone is interested in joining the team, we can always use the help. Please contact Mrs. Cain at the rectory, or leave a message at the CCD office. I hope the students and catechists enjoy a restful summer and we look forward to seeing you next year.

This weekend the Archdiocese of Philadelphia is asking that we have the “in-pew” portion of the 2023 Catholic Charities Appeal. In your pews today are pledge cards for this campaign. In case you misplaced your pledge card you can fill out one of these and send it in. You can view the video regarding this year’s appeal on our parish website. As we celebrate In-Pew Weekend for the 2023 Catholic Charities Appeal, I ask that you consider a donation to help those most in need in the Philadelphia area. The Catholic Charities Appeal’s overall goal of $12.5 million is vital to the efforts of the human service programs in the five-county Philadelphia area. The Appeal funds hundreds of beneficiary organizations that serve thousands. Contributing to our parish’s individual goal of $38,677 allows you to be an active part of the success of this year’s Appeal. I thank all those who have given and I ask those who have not yet to prayerfully consider how you can help by supporting the 2023 Catholic Charities Appeal.

God Bless you,
Fr. Bordonaro