Friday, August 10, 2012

Funeral Service - Lawrence P. Miller

A Funeral Service for Lawrence P. Miller will be held on Monday, August 13 at 10:00 a.m. at Lazer-Smith and Vander Plaat Memorial Home. Prayers will be offered by Deacon Arthur Cuccia. Please pray for Lawrence and for his family.

Wedding - Sullivan & Schlighting

A Nuptial Mass will be celebrated on Sunday, August 12 at 3:30 p.m. as Matthew Sullivan and Megan Schlighting exchange the vows of Holy Matrimony. Please pray for this couple about to be married.

Wedding - McSherry & McMahon

A Nuptial Mass will be celebrated on August 11 at 2:30 p.m. as Brian McSherry and Meghan McMahon exchange the bonds of Holy Matrimony. Please pray for this couple about to be married.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Funeral Mass - Kevin C. Mallon

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered for the repose of the soul of Kevin Mallon on Tuesday, August 7 at 10:30 a.m. Please pray for him and for his family. The celebrant will be Father Keenan, chaplain of FDNY. We welcome all firefighters who will be in attendance.

Father Micciulla's Dad

Father Micciulla's dad, Sall Micciulla, is undergoing major heart surgery today (Monday). Please keep him in your prayers.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Welcome Timothy Cardinal Dolan!

We are delighted and honored that Cardinal Dolan will offer the 12:15 p.m. Mass on Sunday, August 5. After Mass, the Cardinal will bless the "Pennings Field." The blessing will be followed by our annual Parish Picnic.

His Eminence, Timothy Cardinal Dolan was named Archbishop of New York by Pope Benedict XVI on February 23, 2009. He was installed as Archbishop of New York on April 15, 2009.

He had served as Archbishop of Milwaukee since he was named by Pope John Paul II on June 25, 2002. He was installed as Milwaukee's 10th archbishop on August 28, 2002, at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist. Archbishop Gabriel Montalvo, Papal Nuncio to the United States, installed Archbishop Dolan.

Born February 6, 1950, Cardinal Dolan was the first of five children born to Shirley Radcliffe Dolan and the late Robert Dolan. In 1964, he began his high school seminary education at St. Louis Preparatory Seminary South in Shrewsbury, Mo. His seminary foundation continued at Cardinal Glennon College, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy. He then completed his priestly formation at the Pontifical North American College in Rome where he earned a License in Sacred Theology at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas.

Cardinal Dolan was ordained to the priesthood on June 19, 1976. He then served as associate pastor at Immacolata Parish in Richmond Heights, Mo., until 1979 when he began studies for a doctorate in American Church History at the Catholic University of America. Before completing the doctorate, he spent a year researching the late Archbishop Edwin O'Hara, a founder of the Catholic Biblical Association. Archbishop O'Hara's life and ministry was the subject of the Archbishop's doctoral dissertation.

On his return to St. Louis, Cardinal Dolan served in parish ministry from 1983-87, during which time he was also liaison for the late Archbishop John L. May in the restructuring of the college and theology programs of the archdiocesan seminary system.

In 1987, Cardinal Dolan was appointed to a five-year term as secretary to the Apostolic Nunciature in Washington, D.C. When he returned to St. Louis in 1992, he was appointed vice rector of Kenrick-Glennon Seminary, serving also as director of Spiritual Formation and professor of Church History. He was also an adjunct professor of theology at Saint Louis University.

In 1994, he was appointed rector of the Pontifical North American College in Rome where he served until June 2001. While in Rome, he also served as a visiting professor of Church History at the Pontifical Gregorian University and as a faculty member in the Department of Ecumenical Theology at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas. The work of the Cardinal in the area of seminary education has influenced the life and ministry of a great number of priests of the new millennium.

On June 19, 2001 – the 25th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood – then Fr. Dolan was named the Auxiliary Bishop of St. Louis by Pope John Paul II. The new Bishop Dolan chose for his Episcopal motto the profession of faith of St. Peter: Ad Quem Ibimus, "Lord To Whom Shall We Go?" (Jn 6:68).

Cardinal Dolan served as chairman of Catholic Relief Services from January 2009 – November 2010. He is currently a member of the Board of Trustees of The Catholic University of America. He is also a member of the Pontifical Council for Promoting New Evangelization and the Pontifical Council for Social Communications.

On June 29, 2009, Cardinal Dolan received the pallium, a symbol of his office as an archbishop, from His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI, at St. Peter's Basilica.

On November 16, 2010, Cardinal Dolan was elected president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. He succeeds Cardinal Francis George of Chicago.

On January 6, 2012, His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI announced that Cardinal Dolan was to be appointed to the College of Cardinals. He was elevated in the Consistory of February 18, 2012.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Pray for the Deceased

I ask your prayers for my Aunt Minnie Morton, who died in England on the last day of our pilgrimage. My dad's sister was a devout soul who suffered greatly during her last three years on earth. Her husband Ken and her children were outstanding in caring for her. I also ask your prayers for Edward Kervorkian, the dad of Father George, pastor of St. Ignatius Antiochian Orthodox Church in Florida (the former St. Edward's). May the souls of our beloved departed rest in peace.

Back From Pilgrimage

We have returned after a wonderful Pilgrimage to France! I was accompanied by the following parishioners: Marge Berry, Ruthann DiMauro, Kathleen Henne, Austin and Gerianne Horan, Lucy Lybolt, Glenn and Miriam Muse. A number of people from the region and across the country also participated. It was a joy to offer Mass at the Basilica of St. Mary Magdelene in Vezelay, at the Altar of St. John Vianney in Ars, at the Church in Paray-le-Moniel honoring St. Margaret Mary, at Chartres Cathedral, at the Basilica of St. Therese of Lisieux, at the Shrine of the Miraculous Medal - St. Catherine Laboure, and at Lourdes, both in the Basilica and at the Grotto. I had the opportunity to spend one hour at the Grotto and pray the many intentions that you gave me. You were in my prayers throughout!