From the Desk of Deacon Victor

My Dear Fellow Parishioners,   

     This month is dedicated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, as we celebrate both her Assumption into heaven and Queenship. In Scripture, Simeon said that her heart would know both joys and sorrows. It certainly did, still she remained dedicated to the will of God, always the perfect model of faith. May the help of the Blessed Mother be present to us always.

     I encourage those desiring to attend weekend Mass to call the phone number provided and reserve space at the Mass of your choice as only a total of 65 people are allowed to attend each Mass at this time. In addition, we will continue to offer Sunday Mass on Facebook and YouTube. Also, please remember that the obligation to attend Mass is dispensed until September 6th. The weekend schedule will be temporarily altered to: Saturday Vigil at 5 p.m. and Sunday at 8 and 10 a.m. Daily Mass is offered Monday through Saturday at 8 a.m. and Confessions are Saturdays from 3:30 to 4 p.m.  PLEASE SEE THE COMPLETE LIST OF DIRECTIVES PRINTED IN THIS BULLETIN.

     The church is open daily, from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Saturday ‘til 6 p.m., and Sunday ‘til 11 a.m.

     Our Annual ALL CASH RAFFLE will be held in the Church park, Sunday 9/13 at 3 p.m. 5 prizes will be awarded, $1000, $500, $250, $150, $100. Tickets were mailed (2 books of ten tickets each, $2 per ticket) to parishioners homes. A big thanks to Ronnie Sharnick and her team for all their help in stuffing envelopes, preparing everything for mailing!

    Thanks to all who support our parish monetarily by using the collection box in church, dropping/mailing contributions to the rectory and to those using E-Giving. God bless you for your generosity!

  You may have noticed that 2 large trees are missing from the Church park. They were removed because they were diseased and were a safety hazard. My thanks to Paul Brennan for helping with this project.

    Beginning in September, the Sacrament of Baptism will be celebrated immediately following the 10 a.m. Sunday Mass. Please call the church office in advance to make arrangements. I am asking that we limit to 2 families per Sunday at this time.

    If you have questions/concerns, please don’t hesitate to call on me at any time.  May God and Saint Michael the Archangel bless us always,       

Deacon Victor