Pastor’s Weekly Letter

May 16, 2019

Letter From the Pastor – May 19, 2019

On Saturday, May 25, 2019, several men from St. Joseph’s Seminary in Yonkers will be ordained to the priesthood for the Archdiocese of New York.  Among them will be Deacon John Figueroa, who has served the Annunciation-Our Lady of Fatima Parish for two summers.  I ask all our parishioners to pray for him and for the others who will be ordained with him as they begin their new ministry in the name of the Lord in this Archdiocese. May we here at Annunciation-Our Lady of Fatima pray fervently everyday for an increase in vocations to the priesthood and religious life.  […]
May 10, 2019

Letter From the Pastor – May 12, 2019

          In 2015, at the Synod on the Family, Rick Warren summarized the present condition of our 21st century this way:           “In today’s society, materialism is idolized; immorality is glamorized; truth is minimized; sin is normalized; divorce is rationalized; abortion is legalized. In T.V. and movies, crime is legitimized; drug use is minimized; comedy is vulgarized; and sex is trivialized. Again, in movies, the Bible is fictionalized; churches are satirized; God is marginalized; and Christians are demonized. The elderly are dehumanized; the sick are euthanized; the poor are victimized; the mentally […]
May 3, 2019

Letter From the Pastor – May 5, 2019

              It is a commonly known fact that people in the ancient world believed there were many gods.  In early biblical history, each nation was thought to have its own god, whom they worshipped and upon whom they depended for the necessities of life.                This ancient theology is generally thought to be obsolete.  In our modern, more enlightened age, we now believe in only one God, who is creator and sustainer of all things.  But whether or not that conclusion is true depends upon how we are using the word, God.  If we […]
April 26, 2019

Letter From the Pastor – April 28, 2019

            If you were asked to sum up your life to this moment in one brief statement of twenty-five words or less, how would you do it?  What would you say?              Think about that for a moment.  You have been living now for fifteen years, fifty years, or however long it’s been.  Those years have contained a combination of good and bad, success and failure, fulfillment and disappointment.  Now you want to summarize them in one brief statement.  How would you go about doing that?         […]
April 17, 2019

Letter From the Pastor – April 21, 2019

      On Easter Sunday – more than 1,500 years ago – St. Augustine greeted the people of his diocese with the words: “We are an Easter people and Alleluia is our song.       If we are to be an Easter people, if “Alleluia” truly is our song, then we must share with others our joy in the resurrection of Jesus.  Our belief in the saving presence of the Risen Lord among us here and now should not be a secret which we keep to ourselves.  It is an abundant gift of God to His people which […]