Notes from Fr. Rick – April 30, 2017

Today is the third Sunday of Easter. Late spring is a very busy time for our parish. Next Saturday, 60 youngsters will receive their First Holy Communion and 60 more will receive on the following Saturday. Bible Camp is just around the corner and Encounter the Gospel of Life is not far behind.

We will be celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Our Lady of Fatima on April 30th and June 4 with a special prayer service.

The Multigenerational Tea took place this weekend and the Respect for Life Baby Shower winds up this weekend. The popular Rose Sale sponsored by the Respect for Life Ministry will take place on Mother’s Day.

Next week the pastoral team will put together our “To Do List”. This is when we sit down and plan for the following year. By the end of June, we will have scheduled all the Masses for Christmas and Easter, planned the Volunteer Appreciation Party, scheduled the meetings for the various ministries, planned a Lenten retreat, worked on Black History month, along with so many other activities.

By now, most of you have heard the most distressing news that Fr. Dick Messina has a serious illness.  His attitude remains, as always, positive.  He will continue his ministry here as long as he is able.  Keep him in your prayers.