Our Wednesday Evening Eucharistic Holy
Hour will be on May 8th, from 6:00-7:00pm. All are
invited to stop in for some time of quiet prayer before the Blessed
NAME SOCIETY NEWS
Our Holy Name Society (HNS)
appreciates your support. Each summer the HNS sponsors and organizes an
annual summer picnic for all parishioners. They provide food, snacks and
soft drinks. Many attendees bring side dishes, salads and desserts. Everyone
who participates has a good time. In addition to the summer picnic, the HNS
sponsors our monthly Eucharistic Adoration, and raises money for various
The Holy Name Society is always looking for new members. Consider using the
May Holy Name Society offering envelope to become an active or supporting
member. Dues are only $5 for the year.
Congratulations to Loretta Gudenas, winner of the April split raffle.
Tickets for the May drawing are now on sale after most weekend Masses at the
entrances to the Church. The next drawing will take place at the May meeting
on Wednesday, May 29th. Remember, you can’t win unless you
buy a ticket.
CATHOLIC WAR VETERANS
Memorial Day is approaching,
and our Catholic War Veterans Post 613 will have their annual Poppy
Distribution. This activity enables the Post to continue their welfare
programs for our veterans and their families. They will be distributing
poppies and accepting donations after all the Masses the weekend of May
25-26. Please be generous in supporting their work
activity year winds down, many start thinking about summer activities. This
is the time of year I start thinking about next year, particularly regarding
religious education. It is the parish’s responsibility to see that the
children are receiving religious education and are participating in the life
of the Church. For our younger children, preparation is needed for their
First Communion. Diocesan policy requires two years of religious education
prior to receiving First Communion. For those approaching their teen years,
preparation is needed to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. For those in
Catholic School, there is a seven week program, and for those not in
Catholic School, an additional two years of religious education is needed.
Families having children who will be receiving their First Communion or
Confirmation are asked to contact Fr. Bacevice or Jackie Caruso-Taylor to
register for classes.
A FAMILY PERSPECTIVE
invited the disciples to come and have breakfast. Through this breakfast at
the beach and at the Last Supper, Jesus teaches us that meals can be more
than eating. Meals are opportunities to share prayer, share the stories of
our lives, mutual understanding and forgiveness. Expect Jesus to be present
at family meals.