Fr. Bill's Corner
OUR MESSAGE FROM FR. BILL
Today, Sunday, I invite all parishioners and their pets to our Annual Pet Blessing at 1:00PM at Our Lady’s grotto. Please bring your pets in a carrying case or on a leash for the safety of all. If you wish, following the blessing, I will go to your car to bless your pet. The Church observes this blessing each year near or on the Feast day of St. Francis of Assisi, who showed a special concern for creation, including animals.
We are also happy to begin our Catholic Ministries Appeal! This year our parish theme for the CMA is the Olympics, Reaching for the Gold. The Olympics insignia is a series of rings all interconnected, much like our 12-county diocese, and how we all serve a vital role in this appeal. It is our goal to finish the appeal by this December. This way, when we watch the 2018 Olympics, we can relax in knowing that our CMA campaign is completed. I encourage you to prayerfully consider what Our Lord is asking you to pledge to the CMA.
This weekend we are publicizing a book that commemorates the 150th Anniversary of our diocese. This beautiful book celebrates the rich history of the Diocese of Rochester. The proceeds of the sale of these books will benefit the fund to replace our kneelers in the Church.
May God bless you and our parish.
Fr. Bill Coffas