Thank you to the faculty, staff, and families at St. Joseph/St. Robert School

My Dear Parishioners,

I recently spoke with Mr. D’Andrea, our school principal.  As Bucks County moves into the “yellow phase” it has been decided that we will be able to celebrate our Baccalaureate Mass and graduation ceremony at St. Robert Church on Wednesday, June 24th.  We are still working out the details regarding the number of guests, social distancing, and other logistics, but we are excited to give this class of graduates the closest thing we can to a “traditional” celebration.  I want to take this opportunity to thank Mr. D’Andrea and the superior faculty and staff at St. Joseph/St. Robert School.  They have done an excellent job this year even though they had to deal with some unforeseen challenges.  This was Mr. D’Andrea’s first year as principal, and it was certainly one for the record books!

We pray for all of our faculty and staff.  We ask God that they might be refreshed and renewed to return to us healthy 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.

You may notice a new face around the parish.  He is Mr. Robert Stephens, a seminarian for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, who has finished his second year of college studies at the seminary.  The plan for his class is that they would return in the fall for a year dedicated to spirituality.  He is staying with us for the summer as his family has moved out of state.  Please make him feel welcome and pray for him and for all those studying for the priesthood.  We need many more men willing to discover what God is calling them to.  I am trying to provide Robert with some practical training, so you may see him helping out at Mass, or even performing the functions of a Master of Ceremony or MC.  The MC for Mass is the one charged with assisting the flow of the Mass, and taking care of the details.

This Sunday is Trinity Sunday, a day when we celebrate that God is a community of persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  It is a fitting day to resume our public celebration of Mass and be reminded that we are also called to be a community of persons and a community of love.  Just a reminder that as we come back to Mass, the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days is removed until further notice.  We do welcome those who are healthy and not at risk to join us.  We ask that you wear a mask during Mass and that you receive Holy Communion in your hand.  If you wish to receive Holy Communion on your tongue, please see me to make those arrangements.  Please observe social distancing especially when lining up for Communion and while entering/exiting the church.

God Bless you,
Fr. Bordonaro