Pastor’s Corner

My Dear Parishioners,

I recently received a grateful thank you note from His Excellency Bishop Bevard, the Bishop of St. Thomas, Virgin Islands regarding our 2019 Lenten “Change for Christ” campaign. As in the past, we collected a generous amount of change this year in our water jars placed throughout the church during the season of Lent. Below is the Bishop’s note to me:

Dear and Reverend Carey (Jerry),

Thank you so much for the generous donation I just received from you and your dear parishioners! The end of the school year is al-ways a very hard time for us, so it arrived just at the right time and for this I am truly grateful. Have a wonderful summer dear friend!
Asking Almighty God to bless you and all the people of Our Lady of the Assumption Parish, I have the honor to remain,

Sincerely yours in Christ,
Most Rev. Herbert A. Bevard
Bishop of St. Thomas

At this time of year our thoughts are on our upcoming Italian Festival which will be held on Aug. 11th. Please plan on being there & bring a friend! As a reminder, leading up to this big day, we will celebrate a Triduum of Prayer on Aug. 7th, 8th & 9th. Fr. Christopher Moriconi, Secretary to Archbishop Chaput, will be our guest homilist for these days of prayer & adoration. After-wards, food & entertainment will be offered in the Piazza. Please plan on being there. You may have also noticed that in the vestibule of the church the thermometer is back! Our fund-raising goal this year for our Festival (as last year) is set at $5,000. As of this writing, we have only raised $522. which is just 10.4% of our goal. (At this time last year we were well over $2,500). So, I encourage you, if you haven’t made a donation as of yet we invite you to do so!

Thank you again for your support & generosity to our Annual Italian Festival. I am grateful for all you do for us here at Our Lady of the Assumption.

Love and Prayers,

Father Carey