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July 8, 2018

posted Jul 6, 2018, 5:57 AM by Diane Lapinski

FROM THE PASTOR…..MY DEAR PARISH FAMILY, Y DEAR PARISH FAMILYI know that I have run this announcement in the bulletin of June 10th.  However, there might be some parishioners who missed the announcement due to traveling, graduations, vacations, etc.  Therefore I would like to repeat it again in this bulletin.  Plus it might not hurt to read it once more in preparation for our meeting on Monday, July 16.  I would like to invite all parishioners into joining a wonderful and needed project that we are about to undertake.  As you know, we had a CAPITAL CAMPAIGN a few years ago.  With those funds we replaced the church roof, replaced the carpet and pews.  We added security around the church and school.  We replaced the school windows, added additional cameras and replaced the  exterior doors on the school.  This summer we will replace all the interior doors in the school.  These improvements and upgrades are just a few, but not all, of the things that were completed.  And so we are in the process of continuing the Capital Campaign for a brief time.  There are some things that still need to be done and I am hoping we can finish them off over the next 2 years.  What are those things that were left undone?  There are three of them. I would like to air condition the school, reconfigure the school cafeteria, kitchen and locker rooms and add an extra security entrance to the main entrance of the school, off of the parkway.  These 3 projects would “complete the work needed for the school” and give us additional security.  Plans have been in the making for a while now.  We are in a silent phase right now and very shortly we will be ready to go forward parish-wide.  Mr. Andrew Charney has agreed to be the chairperson for this project, with Joe and Sue Rogacs and Matt Lingle being co-chairs.  Tom Songer, Dolores Taricani and Bob Leahey are serving on the Steering Committee.  The cost of the  entire project is 1.5 million dollars, with the quiet phase now on-going.  I will be holding a parish-wide meeting in the gym on July 16th at 6:30pm to explain more about this project.  We are then hoping to send out a letter and a pledge card afterwards asking for your financial support.  Just from the feedback that we have gotten already from parents of school children and parishioners in general, there is much  excitement.  We want our children to be secure; we want our children to receive the best education  possible within the best facility; we want to be able to utilize the existing spaces in the school in the best possible way.  Therefore I am asking parishioner help to make this happen. On a personal note, I am undertaking this project with a leap of faith.  I was a little hesitant in undertaking this project and then asking for financial support.  But, parents and other parishioners assured me that they felt this can be accomplished, making Our Lady of Victory School a true model of what elementary schools should be.  It is our hope that everything will be finished for the new school year 2019-20. I pray that God will bless us in this endeavor.  I am confident that we will succeed with the help of all parishioners who want to make our school and church a “light shining on a hill” as Jesus wished.  Please mark your calendars for July 16th at 6:30 and plan to be with us as we begin this journey of faith. And please look at the posters at the entrances of the church to “see” what we are planning to do.


Just a reminder to parishioners that we will again have the CATHOLIC COMMUNITY DAY WITH THE SPIKES on July 22 at the ball field.  The cost is $10.00 and they will play the Auburn                  Doubleday’s.  Our group will also participate in the singing of the National Anthem and God Bless America. Please call the rectory to reserve your seat at the game and enjoy a night out with fellow    parishioners and friends from the neighboring parishes. 


HUMOR FOR THE WEEK – "What does love mean?" when asked of 4-8-year-olds

  “Love is when you tell a guy you like his shirt, then he wears it every day.”

“ Love is like a little old woman and a little old man who are still friends even after they know each

       other so well.”

“During my piano recital, I was on a stage and scared. I looked at all the people watching me and           saw my daddy waving and smiling. He was the only one doing that. I wasn't scared anymore.”

  “My mommy loves me more than anybody. You don't see anyone else kissing me to sleep at                night.”

  “Love is when mommy gives daddy the best piece of chicken.”

  “Love is when mommy sees daddy smelly and sweaty and still says he is handsomer than Robert            Redford.”

“Love is when your puppy licks your face even after you left him alone all day.”