Weekly Message from Father Gase

Father Gase November 13, 2021

My Dear Parishioners,

First of all the good news: Fall Fun Night was a success! While we do not have the final figures in place by all accounts this year's Fall Fun Night was more successful than last year. It was really a fun, laid back evening of enjoying each other's company....and it also greatly benefited our parish financially. Thank you to Chris Caputo, Fall Fun Night chair, and his committee for all their hard work which resulted in a successful evening. Thank you to all of YOU for your generous support of our parish!

Secondly the bad news: each October every parish submits its average weekend Mass attendance numbers to the diocese. This year our average weekend Mass attendance was 442. Last year our attendance was 325. However two years ago, before the COVID-19 pandemic, our attendance was 733. While our attendance has increased compared to last year we still have a ways to go. If you know of friends or family who have not returned please extend to them a friendly invitation to come back! As a reminder, the Sunday obligation was reinstated by Bishop Thomas in June.

As Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York once said "without our Sunday Eucharist we aren't much good." We need our Eucharistic Lord in order for our spiritual lives to truly be sustained. Your church needs you...and you need the church!

Father Gase

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