January 17, 2021

Dear Friends,
In the coming week, our nation will face a challenging time. The transition of power will be an opportunity for us to join in prayer for our nation to live in peace. I am sharing with you the “Beatitudes”. Please read them each day in prayer so that we might be an example to each other through the teaching of Jesus.

Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven.
Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.
Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the Earth.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.
Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.
Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven.
Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me.
Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

May the Peace of Christ be with our Nation!
Msgr Ryan

January 10, 2021

Dear Friends,

The Christmas Celebration during the pandemic has caused many of us to express feelings of doubt and uncertainty about the holidays! How many times I heard people say, “It does not feel like Christmas.” I found my Christmas celebration as a time of prayer, and support and encouragement. I thank you for your kind words and cards. Each note helped me to see your faith! And renew my faith! I thank you for your many kind gifts. I finished every cookie and have made a resolution to spend more time in my gym! I thank you for your prayerful presence at Christmas Mass. Whether you came to church in-person or “on-line, the welcome of the new-born Christ was deeply felt be all!

Happy New Year!

Msgr. Ryan

January 3, 2021

Dear Friends,
I hope you and your family will participate in the annual tradition of “Blessing your Home” for the New Year! There are packets available as you exit Mass, or you can pick up the packet on the table by the rectory garage. The packet contans a bottle of Holy Water, Blessed chalk, and the prayer.

Through the example of the Three Wise Men, may the Lord bless you during 2021.

Peace,

Msgr. Ryan

December 27, 2020

Dear Friends,

May I extend to you a prayer of Hope for the New Year of 2021! May we pray together for all those who are suffering through the new normal. Please join me in prayers of intercession with our Blessed Mother! On behalf of the Parish Staff and myself, may we wish you and your family a Happy and Holy New Year! Mary, Our Lady of Grace, Pray for us!

May the Blessings of the Newborn Christ-child be with you. The celebration of the Christmas Feast could only be because of the work of many hands! Thank you to our parish volunteers who welcome and guide our parishioners for our Christmas Mass during the pandemic and keeping all safe! Thank you to the special helpers who shared their gifts with us. Thank you to Lauren Baker our videographer and Matt Roumeles our music minister for their ministry at masses. A note of thanks to Joan Pruzinsky for arranging the flowers for Christmas! A thank you to Mike Marella and Bob Sliwinski for their help behind the scenes. Thank you to the parish staff for the planning and work in serving the parish because of the mandates and trying to keep our parishioners safe!

Note of thanks to all our parishioners for making their reservations and your cooperation in keeping all safe!

Peace,

Msgr. Ryan

December 20, 2020

Dear Friends,

I believe we all seek a moment of Peace and Comfort this Christmas. We need to remember the first Christmas. Joseph was stressed by the census and had to travel with his wife and a child soon to be born. They encountered many obstacles as the days of waiting for the child’s birth ended, Jesus was born.

The pandemic has changed our course of life! We await the Lord’s coming in a different way. I ask you to pray with me, that all our hearts will be comforted this Christmas by Jesus.

On Behalf of the Parish Staff and myself, may I wish you and your family a Blessed Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Msgr. Ryan