FROM THE PASTOR….MY DEAR PARISH FAMILY, this Sunday afternoon from 3:00 – 4:00 we will hold a HOLY HOUR in the church celebrating the feast of CORPUS CHRISTI. It will be conducted by our Seminarian, Jonathan. There will be a scripture reading, reflection, prayers and a procession in the church celebrating the greatest gift that our Heavenly Father gave to us – the very Body and Blood of His Son. Parishioners are invited to attend this time of prayer and reflection.
I would like to make it official: Joe Malafarina has been appointed Our Lady of Victory MUSIC DIRECTOR. Joe comes to us very qualified and after experiencing Joe’s leadership over the Holy Week and Easter celebrations, along with the celebrations of First Communion and Confirmation, I feel he will be a welcomed addition to our program. Joe is already working on next year’s programs and I am looking forward to working with him hopefully for many years to come. Welcome Joe!
As you know hospital ministry is a very important ministry within the life of the church. If you have ever spent some time in the hospital as a patient, you know how comforting it is to receive Holy Communion from a priest or Eucharistic Minister. You also know how comforting it is to receive the Sacrament of the Sick when the priest visits. Therefore I want you all to know how thankful I am for all the EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS who take communion to those in the hospital. Your time and selfless giving is truly an imitation of our Lord Jesus who said, “I was sick and you came to visit me.” May God bless you for your many hours in bringing Our Blessed Lord to those who might be hurting physically. Also, I am continuing the practice of having the priests visit the hospital throughout the week. I try to make it on Monday’s, Fr. Matt on Wednesday’s and Fr. Val on Friday’s. The only time it might change is if one is on vacation or retreat or something else at the rectory happens to occur. Please know that we do try to minister to our parishioners is all circumstances, but especially to those who are physically struggling. Thanks to all who participate in this healing ministry.
THOUGHTS FOR THE WEEK – CHRISTIAN ONE LINERS:
- Don’t let your worries get the best of you; remember, Moses started out as a basket case.
- Some people are kind, polite and sweet-spirited, until you try to sit in their pews.
- People are funny; they want the front of the bus, middle of the road and back of the
- The Good Lord didn’t create anything without a purpose; but mosquitoes come close.
- God Himself doesn’t propose to judge a man until he is dead, so why should we?