You Shall Not Defraud!

Reminder: Beware of Fraudsters! “What is communications scamming?” Scammers may pretend to be a clergyman or lay minister asking parishioners for gift card contributions. Scammers use email, text and even voice calls. Bogus emails often include a legitimate looking email address. Bogus text messages and voice calls may include a caller ID that appears to be from a local number, …

Principal - Sister Marie Blanchette, O.P.

Sr. Marie Blanchette, O.P.

On Wednesday of this week, our school principal, Sr. Marie Blanchette, OP, sent the following message to parents of our school children: Dear Parents, I hope you had a wonderful Easter and a relaxing spring break. It is hard to believe that we only have 6 weeks left of school! Those of you who know the Dominican Sisters of St. …

Happy Easter, and Some Sad News

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, I hope you’re all having a happy Easter Octave.  After celebrating the Palm Sunday, Sacred Triduum and Easter Octave without the presence of parishioners last year, I’m very grateful that we had a sizable representation of the parish for these celebrations this year.  Thank you for your patience and innovation over these past twelve …

Pastor’s Update

Dear Friends in Christ, I thank Dave Duhamel for organizing our Lenten mission: “Conviction, Contrition, Conversion”.  Sr. Scholastica, OP, will lead us in exploring how the intellect, emotions and will help us enter into Lent.  See details and sign-up on our parish website. The teaching staff in our school is now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, and many of …

40 Days to 40 Friends

Dear Friends in Christ, As we make our final preparations for the Lenten journey that leads us to Easter, I invite you to make this year’s journey one that will strengthen our parish by building friendships. There are parishioners you know well, parishioners you’d like to know better, and parishioners you don’t yet know at all. Our Lenten journey together …

A Renewed Option for Holy Communion

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, In a canonical decree issued on November 9th, Bishop Stika altered his earlier decree pertaining to the distribution of Holy Communion during the present pandemic. The alteration permits the distribution of Holy Communion onto the tongues of communicants, in the manner traditional to the Roman Rite. This alteration takes effect on the First Sunday …

The McCarrick Report: A Professional Response

The following is a message from the Leadership Roundtable on Church Management, an organization of laity, religious, and clergy working together to promote best practices and accountability in the management, finances, communications, and human resource development of the Catholic Church in the U.S., including greater incorporation of the expertise of the laity. The Leadership Roundtable brings together leaders from the …