Due to the unprecedented requests for assistance from Catholic Charities' food pantries and in order to fulfill our obligations to the poor, Bishop Serratelli has authorized a Diocesan-wide food collection in all parishes and agencies on the Feast of Corpus Christi, Saturday/Sunday, June 6-7, 2015. Each parish is being asked to bring assorted food products on that day.
Our Parish has been asked to provide cold cereal, shampoo and conditioner. Cash donations will also be accepted. Food can be dropped off in the Fr. Ed Center on weekends or the Parish office during the week beginning now through June 7th.
This collection, sponsored and managed by Catholic Charities, will directly assist those most in need by supplying Catholic Charities food pantries, as well as parish pantries. Thank you so much for your generosity!
As the parish sends its best wishes to trustee John Polanin, who will leave us for new opportunities in his career in Sydney, Australia, Mr. Bill O'Shaughnessy has accepted the position of parish trustee as a replacement for John. Bill's presence in the parish as well as his contributions to committees and ministries, and legal background makes him a fine candidate who will work beside Mrs. Anne Armstrong, our other trustee. Bill's move into this position begins Thursday, May 14th.
The 8th World Meeting of Families, an international event held every three years, will take place in Philadelphia on September 22-27, 2015. It is the world’s largest Catholic gathering of families. This year's theme, Love is Our Mission - The Family Fully Alive focuses upon the beauty and joy of God’s plan for marriage and family life. There will be a full schedule of speakers, celebrations, activities and prayer and includes the Papal Mass with Pope Francis. Please visit www.WorldMeeting2015.org for more information and updates.