from the pastor's desk
The Feast of the Assumption will be celebrated on Tuesday, August 15. It is a Holy Day of Obligation, meaning everyone of the Catholic faith is expected to celebrate this Feast day by attending Mass.
We welcome this weekend Grace Gallagher, a lay missionary from the Dominican Republic, who will be conducting our summer Missionary Appeal and sharing with us the needs of the Diocese of Puerto Plata.
SUMMER MISSIONARY APPEAL will take place next weekend, August 5-6. Grace Gallagher, a Lay Missionary from a Diocese in the Dominican Republic, will give the appeal. Thanks for your supportive generosity.
We will be having our Summer Missionary Appeal the weekend of August 5-6. Grace Gallagher, a lay missionary from the Diocese of Puerto Plata in the Dominican Republic, will be speaking to us at all the Masses at Christ the Light of the World and Holy Trinity Parishes.
I will be away from Sunday, July 16 – July 22 at the Fr. Beiting Appalachian Mission Center in Louis, Kentucky. There are 30 missionaries going on this trip ranging from high school students, college, and adults.
On Saturday, June 24, 2000 on the Feast of the Birth of St. John the Baptist, six men were ordained as Priests for the Diocese of Pittsburgh by Bishop Wuerl. I was one of those men that day who experienced a special birth in their faith journey by receiving the gift of Ordained Priesthood.
This weekend is the celebration of the Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi). We celebrate this weekend with grateful hearts for the real presence of Christ in the gift of the Eucharist as this sacrament makes the most intimate connection for us between our humanity and the divine.
This weekend is the celebration of a perfect family of love which we call the Holy Trinity. Through Jesus, we share in the life of this perfect family in the Holy Spirit, which empowers each of us to reflect this family to all whom we encounter.
Once the Apostles received the Holy Spirit in their hearts, they were renewed in their love for Jesus, realizing that all along their hearts were burning with love for God.
Celebrating the memories and prayerful reflecting on the inspirational life lessons that our loved ones have left us in our hearts is what Memorial Day is about.