FROM THE PASTOR….MY DEAR PARISH FAMILY, After tucking their three-year-old child Sammy in for bed one night, his parents heard sobbing coming from his room. Rushing back in, they found him crying hysterically. He managed to tell them that he had swallowed a penny and he was sure he was going to die. No amount of talking was helping. His father, in an attempt to calm him down, palmed a penny from his pocket and pretended to pull it from Sammy's ear. Sammy was delighted. In a flash, he snatched it from his father's hand, swallowed, and then cheerfully demanded, "Do it again, Dad!" You got to give it to Dad….he tried. This weekend we honor all those Dads who have tried so hard to bring love, comfort and support to their children. So often, we fail to stop and say “thanks” to Dad. So today, we honor them for all the good they have done and will continue to do for their children. To those Dads who are still with us, we say, “Thanks for being an image of the Eternal Father’s love for us.” And for those who have gone to their eternal reward, “May God grant them eternal rest and peace.” God bless all Dads this weekend.
Just a reminder to our EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS – please come up to the altar during the sign of peace. I have started to notice that some ministers wait until the “Lamb of God” is over. If we wait that long, then ministers sitting in the pews are not sure if substitutes are needed for that Mass. So again, please come up in plenty of time to be seen. Thanks.
I want to thank THE JUNIOR MUSICAL THEATRE CLASS and the KENNEDY KIDS for their rendition of HONK, the musical version of “The Ugly Duckling” that was held last Saturday in the school gym. Because of their effort and talents, $625.00 was raised for Holy Name of Mary School in Beyin, Ghana. Holy Name of Mary School is the other mission group to which I belong. The school is under the direction of Fr. Raphael Mensah who will be with us for a few weeks this summer. I am grateful to all those involved, the kids, directors and stage hands for a wonderful production. I am sure God will bless you all for your help in educating the children of Ghana.
This Thursday, our parish will be attending the PITTSBURGH PIRATES – CINCINNATI REDS BASEBALL GAME. Here are some important items:
1. The bus will be leaving our parking lot at 7:30 AM.
2. We will not be stopping for breakfast, UNLESS we make good time and need to “waste” some time. So please eat lightly.
3. We will not be stopping on the way home to eat dinner. With all the eating being done at the ball park, there will be no need to stop for dinner on the way home.
4. I hope to be back in State College by 9:30 PM, depending on traffic after the game.
5. If there are any cancellations, please call so that we can fill you seat.
6. Pray for good weather.
As the choir season ends for the year, I want to THANK all those who participated in our liturgical ceremonies through the gift of music ministry. From the regular liturgical celebrations –Sunday Masses – to the extra celebrations – First Communion, Confirmation, the Bishop’s ceremonies, etc. I want to say thanks for a job well done. St. Augustine said, “He who sings prays twice.” I want to thank all those who are associated with music ministry for helping us to pray twice.
“He didn't tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.”
Father’s Day Quote by: Clarence Budington Kelland