My Dear Parishioners,

Last Sunday with the feast of the Baptism of the Lord, we formally concluded the season of Christmas. I thank all of our staff and volunteers for all they did to decorate the church & school hall for the overflow Mass – we had many compliments. I thank all of our liturgical ministers, especially the OLA Choir for their beautiful music, and I want to thank all of you, my dear parishioners, for your generosity towards this year’s Christmas collection. I pray that the love of the Christ child will remain in your hearts and homes.

Next Sunday, we begin Catholic Schools Week (January 27th – February 2nd). The theme for this year is “Catholic Schools: Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed.” To kickoff this week-long celebration, some of our little children from Assumption Academy will be present at the 10 AM Mass to sing for us. Likewise, that morning from 10 AM – 1 PM the school will host an “Open House” as well as accept registrations for new students. Many fun activities are planned for the entire week to celebrate all that makes Assumption Academy so special. At this time, we have a total enrollment of 120 students (31 of which are our own parishioners). I take this opportunity to thank our Principal, Patty Welsh as well as the entire staff and faculty for all of their hard work and dedication to make our academy such a wonderful place for our little children to learn and grow.

Finally, here is an update on our Annual Appeal. As of this writing, we have received a total of $69,225 in donations. There is still time to contribute if you haven’t already done so. I want to thank all of you who have responded to this appeal. My God bless you for your generosity!

Love and Prayers,

Father Carey