Rector's Corner

Dear Parishioners;

I want to congratulate all of the children who received their First Holy Communion on May 6. Please continue to pray for them as the Lord fills them with His Presence each time they receive His Body and Blood. Congratulations are also in order for their parents as well. You have brought your sons and daughters to another step in their Christian initiation. Please continue to be a good example to them in the living out of your Catholic Faith in the family especially by your attendance at Mass on Sundays. Please remember the words of one of the students, “ What good does it do to receive your 1st Holy Communion and not go to Church on Sundays.” God works in mysterious ways!

Thanks to all those who prepared them for this day, especially our principal, Mrs. McCormack; our Director of Religious Education, Mrs. Jones; her assistant, Miss Paniagua; and all their teachers. A special word of thanks to all who played a part in the Mass, those who provided our music, the altar servers, 3nd grade parents who arranged the reception and those who worked behind the scene to make our celebration joyful.

Lastly, I received the last proposal for the parking lot lights that will be added to the school lot. The cost is $ 32,300. I did not have time to let everyone know this cost for the Parish Needs Collection that took place last weekend due to the fact that I didn’t receive the bid until May 10. It’s not too late to contribute to this collection and I would appreciate your generosity at any time. Please put the words “ parking lot lights” in the memo section of your check. Thanks in advance for your support of this need project.

Sincerely in Christ

Rev. Robert Rippy
Rector, Cathedral of St. Thomas More  

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Parish Support — April

   2017 2016
Sunday Collections  $ 92,701.28  $ 70,804.65
Maintenance Collection   

 $ 7,826.72

 $ 14,314.80
   (4 Sundays)  (4 Sundays)

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