This weekend is Memorial Day, honoring those who died while serving in the armed services for our Country. They made the ultimate sacrifice so that we may continue to enjoy our freedom. May God bless them!
Memorial Day weekend also marks the beginning of vacation season. Mmm…doesn’t that sound nice after this long winter!
Liturgically, we are ending our Easter Season this weekend with Pentecost Sunday. Next week is Trinity Sunday followed by Corpus Christi Sunday. Once we celebrate these heavy Holy Feast Days, we return to Ordinary Time in the Liturgical calendar.
The Bishop sent a letter to every parish in the Diocese concerning the devastation caused by the earthquake in Nepal. “It was a 7.8 earthquake with the epicenter just 50 miles from the capital city of Kathmandu. There are over 8,400 confirmed deaths and many more have been injured. Tens of thousands of families are sleeping outside and require shelter. Our brothers and sisters in Nepal need immediate aid and assistance.” The Bishop asks us to take up a Free Will offering on the weekend of May 30th and 31st.
Some exciting news, I will be offering a Mass once a month at the Lincoln Green housing for our senior parishioners who may find it difficult to leave their home at times. The Mass will be offered every 1st Wednesday of the month at 2:00 pm in the main gathering space of the building. Thanks to Gillie Bossie for making it all come together.
Our parishioner, Gemma Perry, turned 99 years young this past Thursday! She is the most “senior” of the senior citizens who live in town. Gemma’s brother, Dr. Ray Cormier was my Chiropractor growing up and is a good friend of my family in Windham, NH as well. So it is wonderful to have gotten to know Gemma too! Happy Birthday!
Found in the parish suggestion/comment box, a note from visiting parishioners, Gary and Francie who hail from Halifax, New Jersey; they write: “…we were delighted to find this gem of a church!…” Thought I’d pass that along to you…so, please, pat yourself on the back!
Have a wonderful and safe weekend!