July 21, 2024

Dear Friends,

A few weeks back I asked for 10 volunteers to assist me in looking at ways that the parish might do fundraising. I have received three messages from parishioners showing interest. We have reached a very pivotal moment in the finances of the parish. If I do not hear from any interested parishioner, we will need to move on to a different path for our future.

Thank you for your kind consideration.

Msgr. Ryan

July 14, 2024

Dear Friends,

A few weeks back, I asked for a couple of volunteers to serve on a Parish Vision Task Force. This year our parish celebrated 70 years of service to our community. I would like a few parishioners to dream with me as we move ahead! We face many challenges; we need to move beyond the old and invite in the new. How will we invite the people to join us? How will we pray together? Our Children need to have witnessed the Faith. What does it mean to be a leader and a volunteer? If interested, please call me.

Peace,

Msgr. Ryan

July 7, 2024

Dear Friends,

As we try to enjoy our summer vacation, may we ask God for his direction and protection. May we live in the love and example of Jesus that our families will be strong. Can we pray for anyone in our family who is ill, that they may recover? May we witness to our children the gift of faith. Let us vacation in Faith, not a vacation from God!

Peace,

Msgr. Ryan

June 30, 2024

Dear Friends,

During this past year we have walked with a young woman who asked to be baptized and join the Catholic Church. The process we use to invite others to join us is called “The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults.” The Catholic Community of Stratford will hold an Evening of Inquiry later in July. Watch the parish bulletin for further information.

Peace,

Msgr. Ryan

June 23, 2024

Dear Friends,

As I look at the number of people attending mass on the weekend our numbers have dropped. We have entered the summer lifestyle, and many people are traveling or on vacation. I ask you to assist us in paying our bills this summer. While you are away, please make up your parish donations.

Thank you for your support!

Msgr. Ryan