June 8, 2023

Letter From the Pastor – June 11, 2023

I received this article a few years ago and I thought it was worthwhile passing it on to you once again! “Did you see where Bill Graham’s daughter was being interviewed on the Early Show a few days ago about September 11th terrorist attack, and Jane Clayson asked her “How could God let something like this happen?” Ann Graham gave an extremely profound and insightful response, “I believe that God is deeply saddened by this, just as we are, but for years we’ve been telling God to get out of our schools, to get out of government and to get […]
June 1, 2023

Letter From the Pastor – June 4, 2023

This month of June is a perfect month to foster and perhaps re-establish our devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus since we will celebrate the feast of the Sacred Heart soon.  The words spoken to St. Margaret Mary are so well directed to our own times, “Behold this heart which has loved you so much and which received in return for the most part, only ingratitude, contempt, irreverence and sacrilege.”  I believe that the greatest loss of our day is the loss of a personal relationship with the Lord and following from that loss of a personal devotion to […]
May 24, 2023

Letter From the Pastor – May 28, 2023

This weekend several men from St. Joseph’s Seminary in Yonkers were ordained to the priesthood for the Archdiocese of New York.  Our best wishes and prayers go with them as they begin their new ministry in the name of the Lord. Hopefully, we here at Annunciation – Our Lady of Fatima pray fervently today and every day for an increase in vocations to the priesthood and religious life.  Our  Holy Father makes a special point of the truth that the local parish community and, in fact, each and every Catholic family ought to be the source of vocations.  He tells […]
May 18, 2023

Letter From the Pastor – May 21, 203

Does it appear to you that all of us are embroiled in that ongoing conflict between the old and the new?  Sometimes it seems that nothing ever stays the same.  Everything around us is in a constant state of transition.  The world is changing; our community changes; our home changes; the Church changes; even we, ourselves, change.  If you don’t believe that, well, go dig out an old high school or college picture.  Take a look at yourself then and compare it with the way you look now. Change is a fact of life.  So, what does this mean to […]
May 11, 2023

Letter From the Pastor – May 14, 2023

The early church father said there were seven deadly sins.  High up on their list they placed the sin of anger.  In fact, it was second only to the sin of pride. Today we need to ask ourselves: “what makes us angry?”  Think about the things that made you mad this past week.  What were they?  A car on the highway that cut into your lane?  A rude clerk at the department store?  Having to stand in line a little longer than you thought necessary?  A phone call that interrupted your evening meal, from someone trying to sell you something […]