From the desk of Deacon Victor

My Dear Fellow Parishioners,

Our Fall Festival was a great success. Weather, fellowship, food and fun were part of an all-around great day. We’ll have final accounting of the Fair and Raffle very shortly.

Confirmation was administered this past Wednesday by Monsignor Donnelly. 39 of our young men and women completed their Sacraments of Initiation, and are now full members of the faith. It is my hope that now a faith-journey will continue for them as well as their parents and siblings. All too often this marks the end of church attendance by not only the kids but their families. It’s truly disappointing because, not only does the Lord want them here, so does our entire church community! Let’s pray that their faith may be strengthened by the powerful reception of the Holy Spirit. May that same Spirit inspire them always, for they truly are the future of the Church! My thanks to Maureen Galla, Carol Tiso and Diane Parzcyk, who were catechists of the program. Also, thanks to our Ladies Guild for the great reception that was held in the Lyceum for all to enjoy.

The Feast of Saint Michael Dinner is fast-approaching. Usually we begin ticket sales and Memorial Book donations much earlier but time got the best of all of us! Nevertheless tickets for a full course dinner go on sale this weekend — that gives us 3 weekends to reserve tables and make plans to come together for a great evening. Tickets will be available after all Masses in the vestibule at $35 for adults, $20 for children 12 and younger, under 4 years old are free! Please consider joining us this year for a great time, Sat., October 5th, after 5 pm Mass.

October is not only the month of the Holy Rosary, but it’s also that of the feast of St. Francis of Assisi on Friday the 4th. This year we will have an outdoor ceremony of Blessing of Animals, date and time to be determined. So please plan to bring your pets to be blessed, thanking God for his creations which bring so much joy, love and companionship into our lives.

Please let me know of anything I can do for you. Call, text or email me at any time. God Bless!

Deacon Victor