My Dear Fellow Parishioners,
Thank you for all the kind words of support and encouragement sent my way during this transition, not only for my family and me but also for our entire parish. With your support, I’m sure we will succeed.
A warm welcome to Fathers John, Binny and Joy who will be ministering to us as well as the two parishes in Naugatuck. Father John, as their Pastor and superior, has asked Father Joy to be present at Saint Michael regularly. Therefore, we will see him celebrating Masses and administering the Sacraments to us on a more consistent basis than Fathers John and Binny, but they will also be with us from time-to-time. Father John and I also discussed the possibility of Father Joy having regular office hours and a presence in our rectory during the week – please stay tuned, as this is a work in progress. Father Lenny and Father Dan will also be joining us as well; Father John has the responsibility of formulating the monthly priest’s schedule and if available, I’ll try to post the upcoming schedule in the bulletin.
Finally let me re-emphasize that our future is in our hands! This model can be a ‘savior’ to not only our parish but for the entire Church of Hartford. So many of our families who were so dedicated, especially while their children were preparing for Sacraments, are not present with us each weekend. I encourage you, if you are willing, to reach out to others and ask them to ‘come home!’ If there’s anything I can do, any question I can answer or anything I can address, past, present or future, please feel free to call or email me at any time at 203-231-9912, email@example.com or call the rectory and leave a message for me.
Thank you for all you do for Saint Michael Parish and my God’s choicest blessings be upon us all,