Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Veni Sancte Spiritu! Come Holy Spirit, Renew our Hearts!
Happy Pentecost Sunday! Today we celebrate the gift of the Holy Spirit and the birth of the Church! May our celebrations be filled with the Spirits power and life!
I want to offer a belated Happy Memorial Day to each of you. I was remiss in marking this day with you last week and I want to take this opportunity to thank all of the Men and Women from our parish who have served our country. We your friends, neighbors and family members salute you for your bravery and self sacrifice. To those from our community serving now, let us continue to pray for their safety and happy return. For our brave dead, may they rest in peace and may their heroism in the line of duty light the way to peace in our world and the next.
I would also like to take a minute to also recognize those who bravely defend and protect us every day here in our own community: the Firefighters, Police, EMTs, and various other positions of civic responsibility. The sad happenings in Manchester England are a reminder of how much we need you and need to say thank you for putting yourselves in harms way to protect us. Thank you for all you do to make our community safer and our lives better.