Pastor's Blog - June 9, 2019

Fr. Paul Ritt at his desk

Pentecost Sunday

News and Notes:

Staffing Changes... I want to announce the resignation of Fran Burke as our Collaborative Finance and Human Resources Manager as of June 21.  In his 9 months with us, Fran has made some important contributions to our Collaborative, especially in helping to ensure that OLA School maintains a strong financial foundation for years to come.  We wish Fran all the best in his diaconal ministry and in all his future endeavors!

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Audrey Sullivan, our current Parish Finance Assistant, to the position of Finance and Human Resources Manager.  Audrey has proven to be an effective member of our Team over the last several months and is very well prepared to assume her new responsibilities.  Congratulations and blessings to Audrey as she begins her latest role of service to our parishes and school!

2019 Catholic Appeal Update... As of May 22, OLA parishioners had pledged $52,128 which is 79% of their goal; and SMG parishioners had pledged $31,660, which is 75% of their goal.  Many thanks to all our donors thus far!  Please join this generous group of sacrificial givers to support the mission and ministries of the Catholic Church in Eastern Massachusetts and your own parish by filling out a pledge card you’ll find at the entrances of our churches or by going online to  Remember that your parish will receive about 50 cents of every paid pledge you make by the end of this calendar year.

Blessings to all of you in the week ahead!