PARISH NEWS

Who won Buona Fortuna drawing? Here they are

Here are the Buona Fortuna winners chosen on the last day of the parish’s Italian Festival: Grand prize: $10,000 — Nick and Terri Panuccio. Second prize: $2,500 — Shawna Gelfuso. Third prize: $1,000 — Nick and Terri Panuccio. Chairwoman Leigh D’Agostino thanks everyone who purchased a ticket. “A special thank you to all the super […]

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Parish festival in review: Views photos, watch video

The parish’s annual Italian Festival began Friday, July 19, under beautiful blue skies. People started filling the parish grounds early, many heading for the food tent for sausage and peppers, meatball subs, pizza, hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken and beef skewers and much more. Of course, pizza fritta was a big hit. The annual Walk for […]

FESTIVAL NEWS

Parish festival in review: Views photos, watch video

The parish’s annual Italian Festival began Friday, July 19, under beautiful blue skies. People started filling the parish grounds early, many heading for the food tent for sausage and peppers, meatball subs, pizza, hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken and beef skewers and much more. Of course, pizza fritta was a big hit. The annual Walk for […]

LITURGY IN FOCUS

CALL TO WORSHIP

16th Sunday of Ordinary Time Today we celebrate the 16th Sunday of Ordinary Time and the annual Feast Day of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, patroness of our parish family. In today’s Gospel, Jesus leaves his quiet resting place — moved by his concern for those who need his teaching and care. Today’s liturgy encourages […]

LITURGY IN FOCUS

THE WORD OF GOD THIS WEEK

16th Sunday of Ordinary Time Reflection: We are one flock; find the true shepherd By SISTER MARY McGLONE “Sheep without a shepherd.” What an image.  Jesus and Jeremiah offer us complementary perspectives on sheep and shepherds. First, we hear Jeremiah rail against religious leaders who do everything except live up to their vocation. We might […]

LITURGY IN FOCUS

PREPARING FOR NEXT WEEKEND

17th Sunday of Ordinary Time Reflection: There always will be enough By SISTER MARY McGLONE When I lived in rural Peru, I often had the privilege of being invited to a family’s home for a meal. The poorer the family, the more they put out to welcome a guest. Then, as they were serving what […]

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Altar servers learn value of helping parish

ABOVE: Those who become altar servers are part of an important ministry in our parish. For most, it’s the child’s first chance to volunteer and serve the church and grow in their faith. Most youngsters remain servers through their Confirmation. Many older servers return for special occasions such as Holy Week, Easter Vigil and Christmas. […]

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Mary Rose Leone a human dynamo

ABOVE: Mary Rose and Tony Leone with their children and their spouses. From left: Dan and Marisa Ellis, Tony and Mary Rose, Nick and Melissa, Angelina and Vinnie. For the Leones, family is paramount. Mary Rose Leone always is on the go. She helps take care of her grandchildren, enjoys the outdoors, exercises daily and […]