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Dear Parishioners:

Happy 99th Birthday Monsignor Murray!  We will celebrate it at the Noon Mass today.  A reception with a light lunch from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM will follow.  All are invited.
And there is another special birthday.  Our parish school is 50 this year.  We will celebrate next Saturday at the 5:00 PM Mass and there will be food trucks by the pavilion afterwards so we can continue to meet and greet.  I especially look forward to seeing past students, parents, teachers etc. and of course our present families.  Please help get the word out to all you know especially past students.

Rabbi Stewart Vogel and members of his congregation got the usual extremely warm reception last Sunday at 5:30 Mass.  This is such a positive reflection on us as a parish.  He spoke on “Giving” from a Jewish perspective.  Among the many points he made, he held that a loan is better than a gift because it preserves the dignity of the recipient.  I agree of course.  Then he pointed out that when a person’s generosity is publicized it can inspire others to give.  This reminded me of what Jesus said:  “When you give alms, don’t let your left hand know what your right hand is doing.”  Clearly his comments got us thinking of what giving is all about.  I will be speaking in the Temple this coming Friday at 8:15 PM.  You are invited – children welcome.  Bring your Jewish friends and let us foster our friendship and respect for one another.  I look forward to hearing what I am going to say!!!
 
Awesome!  Yes the Ministry Fair last Sunday was really awesome.  It recruited 120 volunteers for a variety of ministries in our parish.  That substantially surpassed expectations.  I am so grateful to the leaders for bearing the heat of the day and I am delighted that so many volunteered.  Thank you all.  As you know, my dream is that everyone in our parish be involved in some ministry.  Last Sunday edged that dream closer.  God bless you all.
Father McNamara


 
God bless you all,
Father McNamara

 

View the photos from Father Dan Fox farewell liturgy on June 29, 2014.

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Prayer For Priestly Vocations
Prayed at the Ordination of Fr. Eben McDonald and Fr. Nabor Rios on June 3, 2012

Father, in every generation you provide ministers of Christ and the Church. We come before you now, asking that you call forth more men to serve our Archdiocese in the ministerial priesthood.
Give us priests who will lead and guide your holy people gathered by Word and Sacrament. Bless us with priestly vocations so that we can continue to be a truly Eucharistic Church, strengthened in our discipleship of Jesus Christ, your Only Son.
Raise up, we pray, men who are generous in their service, willing to offer their lives and all their gifts for your greater glory and for the good of your people.
We make our prayer in the presence and power of the Holy Spirit, through Christ, Our Lord.

 Amen


 

    
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