Announcements From Deacon Andrew Lacovara 5/16/21

 Dear sisters and brothers,

This Sunday we will be blessing graduates. Like much of their studies this year, this blessing will likely be remote for most of them.  Regardless, it is a powerful moment to recognize in gratitude their accomplishments, as well as the dedication and commitment of the parents, teachers, and friends who have guided these graduates. We also seek God’s support for them as they discern or begin next steps, either educationally or professionally.

My wife and I this week will be attending the college graduation of our younger son. Some of you may remember Dexter as a frequent, if not always enthusiastic altar server, and, before that, him banging around in the pews and occasionally snoring his way through the Easter Vigil Mass. Avendui and I know that it was the grace of God and the love of various communities, not least this one, that fortified him through his scholastic and other endeavors. For this we are most appreciative, as we join you in thanking God for that same strength and encouragement shown to all of our graduates. Grateful for the past and expectant for the future, I offer my blessing as well.

Andrew

Announcements From Deacon Andrew Lacovara 5/9/21

Dear sisters and brothers,

What a joy to have so many in church for Zacharius’ first Communion.  I am grateful for all who joined in person and online for the Mass and to those who shared in the discussion afterwards. I hope it was the beginning of some healing. Similarly, I hope that, as health trends around the pandemic improve, more and more of you will return to worship in our magnificent church.

In a recent conversation with a parishioner, we discussed the parish’s ministry to the elderly and homebound. If you would like to have the Eucharist brought to you, know anyone who does, or are interested in participating in this ministry, please contact me. Establishing and maintaining the connection between the parish and those unable to attend the liturgy are vital and profound functions in our community.

Thank you, again, to all who continue to support the parish, one another, and me during this time of flux.

Andrew

Announcements From Deacon Andrew Lacovara 5/2/21

Dear sisters and brothers,

It was a joy to celebrate the Eucharist with you over the last two weeks and what a blessing that Fr. Patrick Besel will be able to preside at the Sunday Mass for the foreseeable future. As a reminder, Fr. Marty remains the pastor, even while he is currently unable to perform some of those functions. I spoke with the him earlier this week, and he is doing well and deeply appreciative of the prayers and support offered his behalf.

My role as temporary administrator is to tend, with the support of the staff and a slew of volunteers, to the day to day logistics of parish operations, including financial and sacramental. We will be scheduling soon some information sessions for the parish to discuss the current situation and to address any questions or concerns there may be.

We all very much look forward to welcoming Zacharias Reinhart to the table of the Lord this coming Sunday as he makes his first Communion. Congratulations and blessing to him and his family.

As always, reach out for anything I might be able to do for any of you.

Andrew