The past two weekends we had many children receive their first communion during our Sunday liturgies. We friars visited with them before each of the masses and you could see they were excited and nervous and anxious all at once. They had plans for post-first communion parties, and were looking forward to cake, ice cream, donuts with Oreo sprinkles, and for one, cucumber sandwiches, a healthy choice! Even amid their nervousness, they did fine and were happy to be out in the gathering space for photographs and on to family celebrations. They now join us on Sundays around the table of the Lord. Many thanks to all who helped to prepare them and congratulations
to our young friends.

Also, many thanks to all who have contributed to our 2017 Bishop’s Annual Appeal. As you can see in the chart below, we have moved much closer to our goal and our participation rate has also gone up significantly.

As always, thank you for your generosity.

Blessings on your week!