Announcements From Our Pastor 3/11/21

Dear Parishioners, 

This week the Church rejoices – for the season of Lent is almost over and the coming celebration is coming nearer. This weekend is Laetare Sunday – Rejoice Sunday. For that reason, the Church puts aside its purple vestments and puts on rose ones.

However, a year ago, we could not rejoice – for the pandemic hit us on this weekend. Everything was closed completely. But we can rejoice somewhat this year since there are now 3 vaccines available and numbers are going down. 

We must never forget those men, women and children who have died because of Covid-19. We need to pray for them and for their families. We need to pray for all medical personnel who continue to work so hard to contain the virus.    May we soon see an end to this pandemic and then truly rejoice in the Lord!             
Peace!

Fr. Marty

Announcements From Our Pastor 3/4/21

Dear Parishioners, 


We shall begin the third week of Lent this Sunday. It is hard to believe that we are this far into the season already.


However, it is not to late to think about God – to make every attempt this Lent to draw closer to God and to follow Jesus’ way more faithfully.


So maybe this week we can examine what we are doing. Maybe this is the time we make some changes in our life and in our relationship with God. Certainly, it cannot hurt us in any way. In fact, it just might help us in our relationship with one another as well.
Peace!

Fr. Marty

Announcements From Our Pastor 2/25/21

Dear Parishioners, 


The Holy Season of Lent is upon us. And still, we find ourselves dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic. I guess we could see the mask wearing and the social distancing and all the other things that we have had to do or not do during this past year as part of our Lenten penance.


The weekend we remember that Jesus went out into the desert and fasted and prayed for 40 days and nights. Maybe that is what we should do – see our COVID-19 sufferings as our desert this year. And just maybe we need to pray and fast more during the next 40 days and nights.
Peace!

Fr. Marty

Announcements From Our Pastor 2/18/21

Dear Parishioners, 


The Holy Season of Lent is upon us. And still, we find ourselves dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic. I guess we could see the mask wearing and the social distancing and all the other things that we have had to do or not do during this past year as part of our Lenten penance.

The weekend we remember that Jesus went out into the desert and fasted and prayed for 40 days and nights. Maybe that is what we should do – see our COVID-19 sufferings as our desert this year. And just maybe we need to pray and fast more during the next 40 days and nights.
Peace!

Fr. Marty

Announcements From Our Pastor 2/11/21

Dear Parishioners, 


Lent is a tough time for many people. For Lent reminds us that we are human – that we are fallible – that we sin – that we need forgiveness – that we need to make changes in our life – that we need to have a change of heart.


In spite of how we might feel about this holy season, let us make every effort to try to benefit from it – through prayer, fasting and giving to the poor.
Peace!

Fr. Marty

Announcements From Our Pastor 2/5/21

Dear Parishioners, 


Last year, I had a colonoscopy, the doctor suggested that I see a specialist because of something he saw. He recommended a specialist and I saw them. The specialist as able to see what the doctor was talking about. Unfortunately, then came the pandemic and most surgeries were put on hold.


Finally, I was able to set a date for surgery with the specialist. I will have the surgery on Friday, February 12th. The surgery is outpatient. Hopefully my recovery will go well and be quick.
Because of my surgery, there will be no 12:10 PM Mass on February 12th.
I simply ask that you please keep me in your prayers on the 12th. Thanks!
Peace!

Fr. Marty

Announcements From Our Pastor 1/28/21

Dear Parishioners, 


 Here we are at the end of the Month of January. Hard to believe! In just a few weeks we will be entering the holy season of Lent.


So maybe it is not too early to think about what we might be going to do during Lent. Maybe this is the time when we can contemplate all the possibilities that we might involve ourselves in.


May this coming Lenten season be truly a time of change, a time of conversion, and a time of growth for all of us.


Peace!

Fr. Marty

Announcements From Our Pastor 1/21/21

Dear Parishioners, 


The parish, you may remember, at one time had a Catholic school. It was closed in the 1970’s. When that happened, it was merged with several other schools to form the Father Charles Hall School. In 2010, that school was closed and merged with several city schools to become Holy Angels Catholic School.


Our parish has been supporting Holy Angels in many ways – we give them money to help with their staff expenses – over the years, some of our parishioners have volunteered at the school And in the past – pre-pandemic – we had a work day there so as to help them spruce up their property. That is and was all good.Once again, this year we will be sending the school a gift amounting to $10,000.00. So I ask that you please be especially generous in this weekend’s 2nd Collection – as this will help us to defray the expense. Thank you for your generosity and please pray for the principal and staff – for the students and their parents.


And once again, Holy Angels Catholic School and several other schools will be joined together to create the Mother Mary Lange Catholic School which is currently being built along MLK Boulevard. It is scheduled to open later this year or next year when the building is completed.
Peace!

Fr. Marty