02/03/13 Pastor’s Message

February 19th, 2013 by helen in Pastor Message Archive 2013

From Fr. Dennis’ Desk

An Open Invitation

Come join us for a thought-provoking evening/afternoon about the future of our parish.  We are half way through the four parish meetings designed to inform and to seek ideas about many aspects of our parish life.  We are seeking people of all ages to come and join us.  You should have received a letter and assessment from me with the invitation and the explanation of the effort.  (There are copies available in the back of the church if you did not receive one).  The assessment tool was designed to help you reflect on our parish’s life and ministry.  Your input is invaluable as we work to meet parishioners’ needs.

The response to the first two meetings has not been what we had hoped.  With roughly 1300 families in the parish, we have come nowhere near a representative portion.  It is important that a good cross section of voices be heard.  Some of the topics we have covered are:  1.) Initiation of a capital campaign to undertake numerous ‘big ticket’ projects; 2.) overview of parish financials from 2012, and input about priorities for 2013 and beyond; 3.) discussion about the possible sale of the old rectory; 4.) a spiritual report identifying some new initiatives.  We are hoping you will consider attending one of the two remaining sessions and have your voice heard – the floor will be opened to various opinions.  Members of the parish council and finance council will be present to listen as well.

Please join us:

Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.

OR

Sunday, February 5, 2013 at 2:00 p.m.

Both meetings are held in Father Fanning hall (lower church)

Please prayerfully consider it (any parishioner is welcome).

Yours in Christ

Fr. Dennis J. Vincenzo

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