Pastor's Blog - May 22, 2016
The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity
News and Notes: Please welcome our newest seminarian, Aaron Yuengert, to our Collaborative for the summer. Aaron is from Southern California but attended Boston University and now is studying for the diocesan priesthood for the Archdiocese of Boston at St. John’s Seminary in Brighton. Aaron recently completed his first year in the Seminary. He will be with us for about two months beginning May 28, and live at the White House on Grove Street. He will be involved in a variety of parish ministries and activities, hopefully becoming more familiar with the rhythm and scope of parish life in the process. Join me in welcoming Aaron to Lynnfield! Deacon Tom O’Shea and I will be participating in the upcoming Memorial Day parade in Lynnfield, which begins at OLA, resumes at the Lynnfield Middle School and concludes at the Common with stops for prayer (which Deacon Tom and I will lead) at multiple cemeteries along the way. Here is the latest update on our performance in the 2016 Catholic Appeal: as of May 10, St. Maria Goretti parishioners had pledged $43,497, which is 156% of their goal of $27,797; and Our Lady of the Assumption parishioners had pledged $53,958, which is 98% of their goal of $54,938. If you have not yet made a pledge to this year’s Appeal, please do so as soon as possible by filling out one of the pledge packets in one of our churches and dropping it in the collection basket at Mass, or by going to the Appeal website at www.bostoncatholicappeal.org. SMG will receive 65% of every paid donation over their goal. If OLA gets 4 more Catholic Appeal pledge packets found in the entrances of the church, they also will receive 65% of every paid donation over their fair-share assessment. Thanks to all our donors to this year’s Catholic Appeal! Blessings to all of you in the week ahead!