From the desk of Deacon Victor

My Dear Fellow Parishioners,

     October is the Month of the Holy Rosary.  Please join with us prior to any daily Mass at 7:30 in church to pray the Rosary.  All are welcome.

     RCIA begins this month.  Happily we have 2 men who will be in formation to be accepted into full communion with us, celebrated at next year’s Easter Vigil.  My thanks to Marilyn Stephens and Claudia Csuka for facilitating the program.  Also, a huge thank you to our former facilitator, Fran Molinelli for her help and guidance for over 18 years.  

     November is the Month of All Souls.  The last day to reserve special votive candles is this coming Monday, 10/28.  The cost of the candle is $6 per candle which will include the names of deceased loved ones on the candle (limit 2 names on each candle).  More information can be found in the bulletin.  Please call or stop in at the church office.

     We’re planning the Altar Servers Substitute Summer trip for Saturday, November 2nd.  Servers are asked to attend 8 am Mass and then we’ll leave for Lyman Orchards in Middlefield.  My thanks to Angela Ruggiero for coordinating the trip.  She will be contacting parents via email, so stay tuned!

     Just a reminder that Fr. Joy will have availability in the Rectory after every morning Mass until 4 p.m., tending to all our Spiritual needs as he has been doing since his arrival in July.  I’m thankful to him and welcome his pastoral care for us!

     Progress continues on our Lyceum entrance project.  The interior of the structure has been addressed and the electrical wiring is in place. The glass windows and doors should be installed very soon, finally securing the facility!

     This week, letters will be mailed to non-envelope users with information about E-Giving.  If you or anyone you know is interested in knowing more about how this process works, or have any questions or concerns, please contact the church office. 

     Please let me know if you have questions, concerns or suggestions.  May God and Saint Michael the Archangel bless us always,


Deacon Victor