On Saturday, October 31, 2009, our vicar and former pastor, Monsignor Paul Sanchez, cut the ribbon on the new Parish Center elevator before a group of parish leaders and physically challenged, to start our " Open House weekend for the renovated Parish Center. (click for video)
On Saturday, October 24, 2009 Bishop Catanello confirmed 49 students here and then blessed our renovated Parish Center (the " Institute" ) on the 100th anniversary to the day when ground was broken for its erection, on October 24, 1909. Happy Birthday, Institute!
Bishop Octavio Cisneros celebrated the Mass of Christ the King at our parish as part of our Year for Priests observances. Left to right: Seminarian Sean Suckiel, Bishop Cisneros, Msgr. Sean Ogle and Fr. Joe Pham who designed the shrine in honor of St John Vianney, whose anniversary..........
Bishop Di Marzio presented "Shining Star"awards for the Catholic Migration Office for 2010 to our parishioners: Karel and Vlasta Krupka (Czech); Joseph Thai Van Thach (Vietnam); and Rosita Hernandez (Cuba). Rosita has been the organist at our Spanish Mass for over thirty years and a leader in our Cursillo, as well as playing organ for the Italian Mass. Congratulations to all our honorees.
Bishop Di Marzio awards the 2009 "Shining Star" awards to spouses Tran Chu and Xuan Nguyen, leaders in our Vietnamese community.
Our Czech mass organist and long-time parish worshipper, Marta Sedlacek Pope, honored by Bishop Di Marzio as one of the 2009 "Shining Stars" of the Catholic Migration Office. Here she is with her husband Dennis, her sisters Maria and Ludmila, and Msgr Ogle. (click to enlarge photos)