Pastor's Corner

 

BACK TO ORDINARY TIME: It seems almost impossible, but with this Sunday we begin “Ordinary Time” which will continue until the beginning of Lent (Ash Wednesday). Please do not forget about the joy and closeness we felt to God during the Christmas season. Take it with you all through the coming year—EACH DAY. Each day remember to bring Christ with you to work, to your free time and most of all to your families. Christmas is not just a celebration of the birth of God’s becoming man. It is a celebration of Jesus--GOD IS WITH US! Always.

A MESSAGE FROM GENO CARINCI: “To my dearest friends of Blessed Sacrament and Our Lady of Lourdes parishes: Without your prayers, heartfelt words of encouragement, many phone calls and beautiful cards, I would have had a far more difficult time recovering from this accident, surgery and rehabilitation. Your kind words and thoughtfulness helped me greatly. I want to thank you for your kindness during this time. May God bless you and your family abundantly and keep you safe and healthy in the new year. With love and friendship, Geno Carinci.” (Note from Monsignor: For those who do not know Geno, he opens Blessed Sacrament Church for daily and Sunday Masses among a multitude of other things that need to be done in the church. He, a man of 85, was clearing the ice and snow during our last ice storm. He fell and broke his hip. “Thank you, Geno!” You are a true witness of serving God at any age. Msgr.)

SNOW REMOVAL PAID POSITION: We are still in need of someone to take responsibility of shoveling the show around Blessed Sacrament Church when it snows. Relying on volunteers for too long, (and most of the volunteers are now not able to remove the snow) this will be a paid position. We do have a snow blower too. If you would like to apply, please call Msgr. Kurt or Father Michael so that we can discuss the details.

 

MEMORIALS:

To BLESSED SACRAMENT CHURCH: In memory

of IRENE KROSKEY by Dr. Francis Sunseri.

CALL FOR DEACON CANDIDATES: Gentlemen, please continue to pray if you have a call to be a deacon in his church. God speaks, sometimes we don’t listen. Please listen.

THANK YOU: Thanks to everyone who helped to take down the church decorations last week. It seems impossible the Christmas season is over. I appreciate all of your hard work in getting that accomplished. You are good people.

WE NEED MORE SERVERS: We need more Mass servers for both our parishes, especially those in the eighth grade and above. Please consider being an altar server and call the rectory with your name. It is a privilege to serve God in such a way.

REST IN PEACE: Please remember in your prayers the kind repose of the soul of Mary G. Barber, mother of Michael Barber Jr. and grandmother of Michael III and Tony Barber and Michelle Gulan. May her soul and the souls of all the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace.   Amen.

ST. VINCENT de PAUL MINISTRY: I ask that you please read the “Thank You!” insert in this week’s bulletin. May God continue to bless our ministry.