Dear Friends,

Inserted in the Sunday Bulletin this weekend is an explanation of a substantial project which our parish will undertake for the interior of our Church.  Please take the time to read this insert, which hopefully will explain in greater detail than space column permits, the reasoning and rationale for this project.  I do humbly ask for your trust and patience as we begin this project which will benefit the next several generations who will worship in our Church.

Ordinations to the Order of Deacon

You are all invited to attend the diaconal ordination of three of our diocesan seminarians, Richard Groff, Kevin Key and Chiedozie Ononuju.  Richard is from Holy Trinity Parish in Columbia, and has dedicated much of his life as a lay employee: he worked at York Catholic High School, Franklin and Marshall College Catholic Campus ministry, St. Joseph, Mechanicsburg as a director of religious education and a youth minister at his home parish.  Kevin was raised at St. Patrick Parish in Carlisle, he was homeschooled, and he was active in its youth ministry program; I first met Kevin at our Quo Vadis Days retreat program over ten years ago,  Chiedozie (or Dozy for short) is originally from Nigeria, but attended high school in Maryland and then College at Bucknell University where he was active in its Catholic campus ministry, while there he felt that call to the priesthood, and entered the seminary to study for the priesthood for our own diocese.

The Ordination to the Order of Deacon will be at our Cathedral at 10:00 am on Saturday, May 21st.

As Dozy’s home parish is in Lewisburg, he asked if he could use our Parish Center for the reception following his ordination; we are blessed, as a parish, to welcome Dozy and help him and his family celebrate this important occasion.

And, of course, please continue to pray for vocations to the priesthood, especially in our diocese.

All You Can Eat Breakfast

Cancel your Sunday breakfast or brunch reservations this weekend, May 15th!  Our parish’s Knights of Columbus famous All You Can Eat Breakfast wil be served in the GYM of our Parish Center on Sunday morning from 9 am to 12 noon.  Thank you to our Knights of Columbus for the service you give to our parish, and for your hard work with these parish breakfasts – it is wonderful to see so many parishioners come together for great food and good fellowship.  The cost is $10.00 per adult, $7.00 for children ages 6-12 and children 5 and under are FREE.

Fr. Jonathan Sawicki