Category Archives: Pastoral Message

MESSAGE FROM FR. JOHN – MARCH 24, 2018

Those darn snow storms!! They just keep coming. We were just getting into Brother Michael’s mission message when another snowstorm approached forcing the cancellation of the third evening. When the mission started Monday night I was listening to him share his message from the back row of the church. In his quiet personal way, he…
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MESSAGE FROM FR. JOHN – MARCH 18, 2018

  What a joy it has been for me to serve the community here at St. Mary Parish! Last weekend at the Masses we experienced the difficult challenge of doing our annual pledge for the Catholic Appeal. LeiLanie D'Agostino did a wonderful job of leading us through the process. When we opened up the sealed…
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MESSAGE FROM FR. JOHN – MARCH 11, 2018

Thank you all for your warm welcome this past weekend. It was my first set of Sunday Masses at Saint Mary Parish and I was certainly impressed with the quality of all that was done: music, lectors, communion ministers, ushers, and the children's Liturgy of the Word. The whole experience expressed the talent and efforts…
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MESSAGE FROM FR. JOHN – MARCH 4, 2018

Dear Parishioners, May I offer my heartfelt greetings to the faith community of Saint Mary Parish. Just back from my retreat in warm Florida, I got a call asking me to be the interim Administrator of your beautiful parish. I said yes to that request not so much because my bishop was asking me, but…
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