06/10/12 Pastor’s Message

June 18th, 2012 by helen in Pastor Message Archive 2012

From Fr. Dennis’ Desk

A Warm Welcome . . .

Deacon Steve!

The St. John of the Cross parish family joyfully welcomes Deacon Stephen Savarese, who joins our parish staff to begin his ministry.  Deacon Mike joins me, and all in the parish, as we delight in Deacon Steve’s ordination last Saturday.  I am grateful to Archbishop Mansell for assigning Deacon Steve here to help with sacramental duties such as Baptisms, assisting at Marriages and marriage prep, leading funeral services and committals, and serving at the altar.

. . . New Council Members

I am most grateful to all of our parishioners who ran for Parish Council.  The slate was unprecedented in its number of nominees and it made for rich choices in choosing those to serve.

The members who were elected for a three year term, 2012-2015 for Adults and a one year term, 2012-2013 for Youth, are:

Adults:   Annette Babarik     Dr. Joseph DeMayo     David Williams

Youth:   Samantha Gaughan     Nicholas Kuehnle     Matthew Mulhall

I look forward to working with these fine people on our Parish Council, and hope to share their ideas to make this a more vibrant parish.

Thanks to Departing Council Members

We thank those whose terms are expiring this month, and we very much value their service.  Getting involved, and sharing ideas, is a great way to respond to the Lord’s call.  We also thank their families, who gave up some family time to allow them to serve.  Late night meetings and other activities often took them away from family obligations.  They are:

Adults:   Dr. Joseph Bizzozero     Brian Dwyer     Lynn Gilland     Jack McCasland

Michael McVerry

Youth:   Eve D’Angelis     Nathan Smith     Robert Bollard


Fr. Dennis J. Vincenzo






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