May 22, 2022

Dear Friends, 

Before we come to summer vacation, I need to share with you some challenges we are facing in the parish. The pandemic has changed our lives and we continue to see many unexpected events. 

Our parish census has changed over the past couple of years. We have lost more than 120 parishioners to death since the beginning of the pandemic. Many of our older parishioners have moved to live with family, and some have entered assisted living care. What changes have occurred in your life, please notify the parish office if your address has changed or you have a new phone number. 

Like your personal expenses, our parish expenses continue to go up! You do not want to see our parish gas bill! As the bills expand our Sunday collection continues to lag behind. During the summer months I hope that we can address a plan to improve our ability to balance the budget. 

Finally the greatest challenge is mass attendance. We can sit about 265 people at weekend mass. The number attending weekend mass is about 250 people total. If you are new to the parish may we invite you to use the coupon in the parish bulletin to request a parish census form or use the link at the top of the second column of this website page.

I will share more information on the challenges facing our parish as we work to build the Body of Christ. 

Peace, 

Msgr. Ryan 

 

May 15, 2022

Dear Friends, 

Thank you for your prayers! My surgery went well! My eyesight is improving each day. By the time you read this note, I will have had my second post-opt visit with the surgeon. I am looking forward to more good news! God is Good! I will be on medical leave through May 19th. Please keep me in your prayers. Thank you for your support and understanding!

On May 15th, I celebrate my 46th Anniversary of Ordination, I will offer my Mass today for your intentions. 

Peace, 

Msgr. Ryan 

May 8, 2022

Dear Friends, 

I would like to take this opportunity to ask God’s blessings on the Mom’s of our parish. This day causes us to remember the caring moments of our lives. Mothers were the teachers of our lives and the healers when we had fallen. They like the Blessed Mother carried many challenging moments in their hearts but they always cared for us with a smile and a hug! 

May we take a moment to say thank you to our mothers, whether living or deceased. May we place them in the loving hands of Jesus!

Medical Leave – I will be on medical leave from May 4th through May 19th. I will be undergoing Cornea eye surgery on May 5th. Please keep me in your prayers. Thank you for your support and understanding!

Happy Mother’s Day! 

Msgr. Ryan 

 

May 1, 2022

Dear Friends, 

The parish would like to recognize all our parish college graduates. The month of May, is a time when we celebrate the achievement of our family members. May God bless them and guide them. 

This year I celebrate my 50th Anniversary of graduation from Fairfield University. The power of education and the use of God-given gifts have given me much. I hope that our new graduates will find joy and fulfillment! 

Medical Leave  –I will be on medical leave from May 4th through May 19th. I will be undergoing Cornea eye surgery on May 5th. Please keep me in your prayers. Thank you for your support and understanding! 

 

Peace,

Msgr. Ryan 

April 24, 2022

Dear Friends,

The Parish celebration of Holy Week and Easter touched the lives of many. It was good to see many people back in church. Our parish liturgies took place prayerfully because of the hands of many. We need to thank the parish volunteers who greeted all who joined us. We thank the Liturgical Ministers, and especially Matt Roumeles for his leadership in our music ministry. A special note of thanks to Joan Pruzinsky and Cathy Nucera for the beautiful flower arrangement for Easter Sunday, and the Flower Works Designer for the Holy Thursday flower arrangement.
A special note of thanks to our parish Knights of Columbus for leading the “Walk the Cross” prayer on Good Friday, and your presence at the Liturgies of Holy Week! The many hands of our volunteers touch many in the Name of Jesus!

Medical Leave – I will be on medical leave from May 4th through May 19th. I will be undergoing cornea eye surgery on May 5th. Please keep me in your prayers. Thank you for your support and understanding!

Peace.

Msgr. Ryan