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The Pastor’s Corner


May Items

            Congratulations to all of our young people who received their first Holy Communion over the past few weeks. I thank all of the parents and teachers who brought them to this point in their lives. I hope that they will always appreciate the great gift that we have in the Eucharist. The closeness to Christ that they have experienced on this day will be, we pray, a permanent part their lives.

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            We are in need of ushers at some of our weekend Masses. If you attend a particular Mass on the weekend and would like to be an usher, please speak with one of the ushers at that Mass. We will then start scheduling you for that Mass.

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            The month of May is a month to renew our devotion to Mary. I encourage you to read online Pope John Paul II’s letter on the Rosary. It remains one of the best reflections on the power of the Rosary that I have read. Especially during this centenary of the apparitions of Mary at Fatima, we can make the Rosary once more part of our spiritual lives. The Rosary remains Mary’s gift of a path to peace in our world, our homes and in our lives.

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            The month of May starts the vacation season for many people. I ask all of our Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, ushers, servers and readers to please try to arrange for a substitute if you are assigned on a day that you will be out of town.

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            A reminder: the Solemnity of the Ascension has been transferred in the dioceses of our province from Thursday, May 25th to Sunday, May 28th. Ascension Thursday has therefore been transferred to next Sunday.


                                                In Our Lord,

                                                Father Stan Krempa

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Flyer Fiesta Latina(English)

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Most Rev. Michael F. Burbidge
             Bishop of the Arlington Diocese             

To read about the bishop’s visit to Sacred Heart parish, click here.

For the diocesan website, click here.

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