01/17/2016 Pastor’s Message

February 24th, 2016 by Donna in Pastor Message Archive 2016

From the Desk of Fr. Dennis

                                                          To be Mercy is . . .


                                                to listen,                                   to smile,

                                                to lend a hand,                         to share a worry,

                                                to encourage,                           to Forgive,

                                                to reach out,                             to speak honestly,

                                                to absorb complaints,               to understand,

                                                to comfort,                               to stand with,

                                                to respond gently,                    to pray,

                                                                                                to seek justice,

                                                to receive and reflect the compassion of God.

                                                                                                            -Author unknown


            The Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy unfolds before us.  This is a reflection worthy of clipping and hanging on the refrigerator (next to the magnet containing the Spiritual and Corporal woks of Mercy).


            My silver jubilee of ordination to the priesthood takes place in the context of the Jubilee Year of Mercy.  I am forever grateful to Jesus Christ, the High Priest, for calling me to the priesthood, and sustaining me for twenty-five years.


            Let us continue to pray for each other.


                                                                                                In the Mercy of God the Father,

                                                                Reverend Dennis J. Vincenzo

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