Dear Parish Family,
“Pay no attention to the man behind the screen!” There will be no screen in the sanctuary this week but we are still in the demolition stage of this work. The level where the altar was has been removed and starting Monday they will remove the three levels that led to the presider’s chair. Eventually this will be where the tabernacle will be placed. I was pleased with the interest many showed after the Masses when I invited you up to take a look at what is happening. Many shared how exciting it is to see things happening right before our eyes. I must say I am not a fan of clutter and disorder, so this is sending me over the edge, but I’ll get over it. It will be beautiful and updated when we are done. More on this later.
This weekend, Ron Almeida informed members of the music ministry, the PPT and me that he has accepted a music position at St. Mark’s Parish in Cranston, R.I. ; a church which is closer to his home. As Ron and Laura welcome their first child in October, they anticipate a much different routine so this move is best for their family. Ron’s last weekend here will be August 29 and 30. He has been with us for two years, and on behalf of the community of Sacred Heart I wish to thank him for his journey with us and for sharing his musical talents and abilities.
I will not be here for the Saturday evening Mass. I will be attending the annual Voluntas Dei members congress in Paoli, PA. August 5-8. I will be here for the Mass on Sunday. Please pray for us as we gather, and I ask the 4:00 community to welcome Fr. Joe from Fatima Shrine who will be here to worship with us so that I may be away.
Hope all are soaking in the warmth of summer and enjoy rest and relaxation!