As we enjoy the month of September, we find it is marked by many interesting events: the reopening of school, the beginning of our Faith Formation classes and preparing to celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation in the Fall.
I am very happy to welcome Deacon Vincent Vu to our Parish. He is a student at Pope John XXIII National Seminary, and a Transitional Deacon from the Brooklyn Diocese. He will be with us until May of 2022.
With your help, we will give him all the support he needs to prepare himself to serve the Church.
Along with Deacon Vincent Vu, we are very happy to welcome back to our Parish Community Fr. Gustavo Buccilli SMA and Fr. Jean Paul DURANDIS. It is wonderful to have them with us.
In my August update, I informed you about the Parish plan of celebrating a Multicultural Parish Festival. The aim of the Festival is to bring the Parish Community together to get to know each other and to share our traditional cultural richness, through our ethnic foods, through our dances and through our music and songs.
However, because of resurgence of COVID, we have to postpone the Multicultural Celebration until next Spring. With the large number of children we are anticipating to attend, we think, it is too risky to go ahead with the event at this time.
Meanwhile, I want to express my gratitude and that of the Parish Community for your willingness and support us in celebrating the wonderful unity in diversity of our Parish Community.
I wish all of you God’s Richest Blessings.