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Dear Friends,
This weekend, we welcome Fr. Antonio Kuizon, who likes to be called Fr. Tony, as a new member of our parish staff. Fr. Tony will introduce himself after all the masses this weekend, except the 5:30 and 6:30 which he will be celebrating, and he will write a little about himself in next week’s bulletin. Please welcome him warmly, as you have all the priests who have come to serve here at OLMC.

This weekend we also welcome Fr. Francois Kodena from the Spiritan Fathers, formally the Holy Ghost Fathers, who will be preaching the annual Missionary Appeal at all the masses, on behalf of the work of his congregation. This is the only time in the whole year there will be an actual in-pew second collection. Please be as generous as your means allow.

Thank you to all who worked so hard to make our two special events last weekend, the Farewell for Fr. Gino, Kim Birdsall and Melissa Peters and the solemn procession with the Blessed Sacrament for the Feast of Corpus Christi great moments in the life of the parish and thanks to all who came to participate. Both were wonderful moments in our lives.

On the front cover of today’s bulletin you will find a picture of the graduating class of 2017 of The Academy of Our Lady, our interparochial school sponsored by St. Catharine’s and Our Lady of Mount Carmel. We wish them well in the next step in their journey of life and we are reminded that the Academy is an important apostolate in the life of our parish. If you are thinking of the value of a Catholic education for your child(ren), I encourage you to give the school a call and inquire about the life of this vibrant Catholic environment. You can find contact info in the Parish Directory listings to the left of this column.

In this week’s bulletin, you will find the summary results of the surveys many parishioners took the time to complete on the life of our parish community. I thank all who took the time. We have been using them and will continue to use them to guide us in helping the parish to grow spiritually, in our prayer and worship, and as a community of believers. Should you have any questions and comments, please feel free to email me.

Finally, it looks like summer is really here. After another non-spring, summer arrived in full force last week, with summer-time heat and humidity. But I’ll bet everyone was ready. It was nice to see the sun and feel the warmth. Summer is the time to relax, slow down, spend more time with family and friends and just take it a little easier, but not a time to forget about God. Please keep the Lord who loves you in your hearts, in your life and in the life of your family, no matter where you find yourselves. He really is good company.

This will be my last regular column for the summer but I will use homilies as a source of reflection and inspiration. And I close with this wish and blessing for all our parish families:
May you walk with God this summer,

In whatever you do, wherever you go.
Walking with God means…
Walking with honesty and with courage,
Walking with love and respect
And concern for the feelings of others.
May you talk to God this summer,
And every day and in every situation.
Talking with God means …
Praying words of praise for the beauty of creation,
Saying prayers of thanks for friends and good times,
Asking God’s help in all your decisions,
Expressing sorrow when you have failed
May you talk with God everyday. Amen.

God bless,
Fr. Ron

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Mass Schedule

Weekend Liturgies
Saturday, 5:30 p.m.
Sunday
8:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m.,
11:00 a.m., 12:30 p.m.,
3 p.m. (Spanish), 6:30 p.m.
Weekday Liturgies
Monday thru Friday,
6:30 a.m., 8:30 a.m.,
and 12 noon
Saturday, 8:30 a.m. only
Holy Days
Eve: 7:30pm (anticipated)
6:30am, 8:30am, and 12noon 

 

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