We regret to inform our parishioners of the passing of Deacon Guy Pellegrini on September 15, 2018. He graduated in the first diaconate class from the Archdiocese of New York and had been assigned to various churches throughout the area. He served the Annunciation-Our Lady of Fatima parish faithfully these last 13 years as deacon and as a religious education teacher. He was a loving person who was a friend to all. He will be missed by the priests, parishioners and by the students whose lives he touched.
A favorite Old Testament story of mine tells of a time when Joshua confronted the people of Israel with an imperative choice. He stood before them and said: “Decide today whom you will serve. As for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.” That seems to me to be an accurate statement of the option that faces every human being, especially parents. We all have a choice as to whom or what we will serve. But choose we must, because it is inevitable that we will serve something or someone. From the day we come into this world, […]
Please join us on Friday, September 14th at 7:30 pm at Annunciation Church so that, in light of the recent scandals, we may all pray together that the church may be more deeply purified and humbled and may shine forth with the radiance of the face of Christ.
Saturday, September 22nd will be the Annual Parish Picnic sponsored by the Men’s Club! All parish families are invited to Schultz Field from 12 pm to dusk. Hot dogs, burgers, cold salads and the trimmings will be provided. Bring your own drinks, sides and snacks. It should be a fun day for everyone!
Have you ever noticed that there is a direct correlation between current events and our overall attitude toward life? When things are going well, we are hopeful and optimistic; but when things take a turn for the worse, we lose heart. This is a tragic way to live because it places us at the mercy of events totally beyond our control. Instead of acting upon life, we end up merely reacting to it. Good times turn us into giddy optimists, while bad times transform us into gloomy prophets of doom. But St. Paul’s approach in his letter to the Romans […]