This week begins the Month of May, a time set aside to honor Mary, the Mother of God. We encourage all families to practice some form of devotion to the Blessed Mother, such as praying the Rosary together, offering flowers, lighting votive candles in church or honoring her images at home. These devotions remind us to imitate Mary’s virtues in our own lives.
This coming Friday, May 5th, is the First Friday of the month. There will be Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament after the 8AM Mass for silent adoration until the 12PM Noon Mass. That same evening, there will be a Holy Hour of Adoration at 6:30PM, followed by a Holy Mass at 7:30PM, both in Spanish.
This coming Saturday, May 6th, 59 of our children will receive their First Holy Communion, and 25 young people will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation, administered by His Excellency Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio. We ask that you keep them, their families and catechists in your prayers.
We are happy to report that, to date, 56 parishioners have pledged a total of $22,560 to the Annual Catholic Appeal, of which $17,372 has been collected. Any donations above our parish’s goal of $67,815 will be returned directly to us for physical improvements that will benefit us and our future generations. We sincerely thank those who have already donated so far and invite everyone else to participate with us. You will have the opportunity to make a pledge next weekend when the Direct Appeal takes place.
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