Pastor's Blog - April 5, 2015
News and Notes: Many thanks to all our Pastoral Team members and parishioners who helped in any way to make our celebration of the Easter Triduum so beautiful! Additional thanks to all the parishioners from both Our Lady’s and St. Maria’s for contributing to the Winter Relief Collection to help us pay our astronomically high bills for snow/ice removal and leaks during the past two months. We are still gratefully accepting donations to help us reduce the deficit we have incurred because of the severe winter weather. Also here is the latest update on our performance in the 2015 Catholic Appeal: As of March 24, SMG parishioners had pledged $11,270 which is 40% of their goal of $28,078; OLA parishioners had donated $22,030 which is 40% of their goal of $55,512. Please consider a generous pledge to this annual Offertory Collection in our local Church which supports the 50+ Central Ministries that serve so many noble purposes such as lay, diaconal and priestly formation, and the Office of New Evangelization of Youth and Young Adults. Fr. Tony and I, together with our whole Pastoral Team, wish you much joy and peace throughout the upcoming Easter Season!