Pastor’s Message 05/28/2017

June 7th, 2017 by Donna in Pastor Message Archive

From the Desk of Father Dennis

Our Lady of Readiness

Today, at the end of the month of Mary, is the feast on which we remember her visit to Elizabeth. The Gospel tells us that, after the annunciation of the angel, she went in haste, she lost no time, she went immediately out to serve.

She is the Virgin of Readiness, Our Lady of Readiness. She is ready right away to come to our aid when we pray to her . . . In many of life’s moments, when we stand in need to help, . . . let us remember that she does not make us wait, she is Our Lady of Readiness, she immediately goes to serve.

—Pope Francis ( 2014)

In just a few days, the month of Mary ends with the Feast of the Visitation. The Holy Father asks: “Do you have a readiness to serve like Mary? . . . Pray to Mary that you can have a heart like hers, a heart open to giving mercy to others.

There have been so many changes in our Archdiocese, especially in our own area, and indeed in our own parish. As I will soon step down as Pastor, I do so with gratitude to all of you for your love and kindness. Let us pray for each other.

Ready to follow God’s will,

Rev. Dennis J. Vincenzo

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