Dear Parishioners and Friends

July 31, 2021

It is with great joy that I am traveling to Ireland for the month of August to be with family and friends.

Full Curriculum at National University of Ireland, Galway | API AbroadI am delighted that the Parish will be in safe hands during my vacation as Fr. Denis & Fr. Larry continue to care for you. I look forward to returning in September to share with you about my travels. During my vacation, Thompson Art Glass will continue to manufacture the new sanctuary stained-glass windows. We expect installation to be completed in the Fall. The theme of these windows follows the seven “I AM” statements in John’s Gospel. We are blessed that six of the eight windows are sponsored! Please contact the office if your family is interested in sponsoring either of the remaining windows – sponsorship of $25,000 may be made in one, two or three installments.

This week we hear the opening section of the Bread of Life discourse from John’s Gospel. John’s Gospel does not include the Last Supper as in the synoptic gospels, nonetheless this discourse is interpreted as communicating teachings regarding the Eucharist – “I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never be hungry; he who believes in me will never thirst” as we continue to be strengthened by the bread of life on our path of life, may we thank God for the blessings of our family and friends who share our faith in caring for one another – “Love one another as I have loved you.”

Fr. Brendan McCarrick SAC