Parish Update 5-28-2020

May 28, 2020

Dear Friends,

Distribution of Holy Communion

It was a profound joy to share the Most Holy Eucharist with God's People once again after such a long fast. It was powerful to witness many parishioners approach the altar with tears of joy and gratitude in their eyes. Father David wishes he wasn't wearing a mask so you could have seen his big smile! Thank you for your cooperation and patience with the safety restrictions.

Beginning this weekend (May 30-31 - Pentecost) we will be making Holy Communion available on Saturday as well. The current schedule is as follows:

Saturday - 4:45 pm to 5:05 pm
Sunday - 11:00 am to 11:30 am
Monday through Thursday - 8:30 am to 8:40 am

Welcome Seminarian Cuong!

Our parish will be proudly hosting Mr. Cuong Nguyen, a seminarian studying to be a priest in our diocese, during the months of June and July. This is part of the immersion experience that all seminarians complete in parishes each summer, which helps familiarize them with parish life and rectory living, and supports their growth in priestly identity. Father David enjoyed summer assignments at parishes throughout the diocese during his seminary years and he is excited to help mentor the next generation!

Cuong is from Vietnam and he is studying at Holy Apostles Seminary in Connecticut. He will be entering his third year of theology studies in the fall and is on track to be ordained a transitional deacon in 2021.

Please introduce yourself to Cuong when you see him around the parish. We will post his introduction letter next week. By rectory decree, Cuong will be expected to share with the pastor any baked goods or goodies you drop-off for him 🙂

Thank you for Supporting the Parish

Through your generosity in continuing to financially support our parish through the suspension of public Masses, our parish has been able to meet its fiscal obligations. It has been a great blessing to avoid any crises that could result from a significant financial shortfall. We are without the cash donations from the offertory basket at Mass, but we would like to thank the many people who have now signed-up for envelopes or online giving - it makes a big difference!

For those who like to bring their envelopes to the church in person, we will have a drop-off basket near the front door of the church when you come for Holy Communion on the weekends.

God Bless,
Father David