Letter from the Pastor

June 13, 2024

Letter From the Pastor – June 16, 2024

                Commonly, we think of our Christian faith as a personal relationship between the individual and God.  It is that, but it is not exclusively that.  We need to remember that faith is also a family affair.                  We came from homes, we live in homes, and some look forward to establishing their own homes.  This means that the success and happiness of our individual lives are deeply dependent upon the fate and fortunes of the family.                 For that matter, so is the future civilization.  What happens in the home in large […]
June 6, 2024

Letter From the Pastor – June 9, 2024

Have you ever seen the bumper sticker: “If it feels good, do it!”? In many ways, that slogan characterizes the approach of so many people today.  A stream of books, articles, commentary, advertisements, and dialogue points to feelings as the basic measure of happiness, as the truest aspect of one’s true self.  Feelings are continually represented as central to self-fulfillment and the development of one’s potential.   A popular psychiatrist-author states the “modern” perspective in no uncertain terms:  “Being in touch with your feelings is the only way you can ever become your highest self, the only way you can […]
May 30, 2024

Letter From the Pastor – June 2, 2024

Here we are in the month of June.  It is a perfect month to foster and perhaps reestablish our devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus since we will celebrate the feast of the Sacred Heart on Friday, June 7th.  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 […]
May 23, 2024

Letter From the Pastor – May 26, 2024

Every generation seems convinced that their particular period of history is the most difficult time in which to live.  In this regard our generation is no exception.  Many find themselves thinking that these are the toughest times that the human race has ever known.  That thought, of course, is not entirely accurate.  All times are tough times; and many other periods of history, in some ways, have been more difficult than our own. Still, these are trying times in which to live.  Recent reports on network news have dealt with the problems of stress among children in the early grades […]
May 16, 2024

Letter From the Pastor – May 19,2024

Next Saturday, May 25th, several young men from St. Joseph’s Seminary, Dunwoodie, Yonkers, will be ordained to the priesthood for the Church of New York.  Our best wishes and prayers go with them as they begin their new ministry in the name of the Lord. May 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 family ought to be the source of […]