Letter for May 24, 2015
HAPPY PENTECOST SUNDAY!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY EVERYONE!
Yes, today is our birthday…the birthday of the
Church...when the Holy Spirit came down on the Apostles
at Pentecost to change them from timid and fearful
men to courageous and zealous in preaching and living
the Gospel. That same Holy Spirit has come upon us at
our Baptism and Confirmation and whenever we pray,
whenever we live our faith, to fill us with His grace and
enkindles us with the fire of His love. Yes, Holy Spirit,
come and fill us with your 7-fold gifts of Wisdom,
Knowledge, Understanding, Counsel, Piety, Fortitude
and Fear of the Lord. Don’t hesitate to ask for a deepening
of one or two of those gifts in particular, for
whatever you are facing at the moment.
Of other things:
As announced in the bulletin last weekend: It is true
that our Parochial Vicar, Father Jim Klein, will be receiving
a new assignment in June. His last Mass will
be next weekend at eleven o’clock, followed by a reception
in the Parish Life Center. We want to thank
him for his year of service at Queen of Heaven.
The needs of our diocese, due to the shortage of
priests, is greater elsewhere. The number of families
required to have a parochial vicar has been 2,800. We
currently have about 1, 650 and no school. They have
informed me they will not be replacing Fr. Jim. I am in
the process of finding weekend help. Note: Our
neighboring parishes, St. Paul’s and St. Matthew’s,
both have schools and only one priest.
We wish all God’s Best to you, Father Jim, in your
God love you all,
P.S. Happy Memorial Day on Monday! Hope to see
many of you at our outdoor Mass in the pavilion on
Monday, at 8:30 a.m., followed by a doughnut social.
Special request: Volunteers are needed to ride our float
and pass out candy in the Green Memorial Day Parade.
Contact the Parish Office if you are interested.
Also: The TV series, “A.D.: The Bible Continues”,
airs on Sunday at 9:00 p.m. on NBC. It is highly recommended.