May 25, 2018

Letter From the Pastor – May 27, 2018

Yesterday, May 26, several young men from St. Joseph’s Seminary, Dunwoodie, 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, deaconate and religious life.  Our Holy Father makes a special point of the truth that the local parish community and, in fact, each and every family ought to be the source of vocations.  […]
May 22, 2018

Letter From the Pastor – May 20, 2018

Do you think that superficial optimism and unbounded encouragement are counter-productive? Well-intentioned but misguided friends often increase the pain they originally came to erase. Much too often someone mouths much too easily: “Well, it’s God’s will” or “Time heals everything.” How is one to deal with the queson, “Will everything turn out all right?” We Catholics ought to be the genuine realists in this world. Often, we are not. We are victimized, it seems, by that shallow optimism which is portrayed in the media and which wants everything to be all right.  So, we simply act as if it is. […]
May 11, 2018

Letter From the Pastor – May 13, 2018

A few years ago, I heard the story of an exceptional woman.  I thought it would be appropriate to repeat it for you this weekend.  Her husband was a stroke victim, paralyzed and bedridden.  She had three small school-aged children and another in her arms.  She worked to support her family.  After work, she rushed home to cook, wash, scrub and care for her husband and children.  Surprisingly, she had a faint smile on her face as she told her story.  “It’s God’s will,” she said.  There were no tears.  She reminded me of the poet Wadsworth’s words about an oak […]
May 8, 2018

Ascension Thursday – May 10

Today is a Holy Day. In addition to our regular morning masses at 6:45 am at Annunciation and 9 am in both churches, we will also have a 10am Mass at Annunciation (schoolchildren will be present) and a 7:30 pm Mass at Our Lady of Fatima. There will be a Vigil Mass at 7:30 pm on Wednesday evening, May 9th, at Annunciation.
May 8, 2018

Car Wash Fundraiser – May 19

The Cub Scouts are sponsoring their annual Car Wash fundraiser behind Annunciation School on Saturday, May 19th from 9 am – 2 pm.  Splish, splash, we’ll see you there!