From the desk of Deacon Victor

My Dear Fellow Parishioners,

     It’s been a busy week for our parish — we’ve contracted to have our church basement windows repaired; we’ve begun minor repairs to the main bathroom of the rectory; our new phone/internet/WiFi system was put in place; our Lyceum entrance project is progressing well.  My thanks to Paul Brennan, Doug Bousquet, Bob Doiron, Rob Cyr and Greg Henion, all parishioners helping us with valued expertise at significant savings to the parish.

     ‘Get Together Weekend’ will be held in the Lyceum after all Masses, 8/31-9/1.  Please stop by after Mass for fellowship and sharing, and to welcome Fr. Joy.  FREE coffee, ‘and’ will be available as well.  Also, you will have a chance to sign up for CCD, get information about the Fall Festival,  and speak with representatives from parish groups in attendance. 

      Our annual Fall Festival is 3 weeks away, 10 to 5 in the Church Park.  Mum Sale orders will begin being taken this weekend.  Confirmation will be administered on Wednesday, September 11th at 7:00 p.m.  The Feast of Saint Michael Dinner has been rescheduled to Saturday October 5th, after the 5 p.m. Mass.  Please mark your calendars for all these wonderful events!

      On another subject, I would be remiss if I didn’t speak about the closing of Marion and Bob Bradley’s Beacon Falls Pharmacy.  Fourteen years ago these folks invested in our community by opening a business that has grown to be a mainstay of our town and a partner with our parish.  Countless raffles and church activities have been supported by the Bradley’s and the pharmacy staff, all to benefit our parish.  Furthermore, the support of Beacon Hose, and the many civic organizations, school and scouting groups have all lost a wonderful partner in all their fund raising activities and promotion of their respective events.  Please keep them in your prayers as they move on to new chapters in their lives.  We as a parish owe them a huge debt of gratitude and thanks for all their support.  May God bless you, Bob and Marion and your family!

      Please call on me if you need anything or wish to share a concern, thought or issue.  God Bless!    

Deacon Victor