Dear Friends in Christ

Dear Friends in Christ,

Summertime is upon us. I hope that everyone is taking some time to reflect and to slow up a little. We continue to have activities going on in our parish. We have our summer Religious Education classes, and we will soon enough be enjoying another Vacation Bible Camp. I am confident that it will be a smashing week for our young children. Please see information on watching and discussing new episodes of The Chosen. There are weddings and baptisms throughout our summer and remember that the chapel is open for prayer daily from 7:00 AM until 7:00 PM. We look forward to another parish luau in August. We are enjoying having our seminarian, Theo, who is fitting into the community already. Please remember that there is never a vacation from Holy Mass. We are obligated to attend Mass every Sunday no matter the season. I am also grateful to all who continue to support the parish financially. While nothing can take the place of one’s presence at Mass, we rely on your sharing your resources so that Our Lady of Hope can continue its God given mission. Thank you to all who make their sacrifice week after week. Your willingness to share is a gift and is essential. I am also very grateful to those who mail in their donation, putting your donation in the post or dropping it through our mail slot is so very helpful.  A wonderful opportunity to give to your parish home is through E-giving or electronic giving. Thank you so much. People go on holiday during this time of the year and electronic giving allows us to depend on you for your help. Please see the bulletin or information online on how you can participate in the email program and not have to worry about a check. Saint Mother Teresa of Calcutta said, “We know only too well that what we are doing is nothing more than a drop in the ocean. But if the drop were not there, the ocean would be missing something.” Know that everything you give is known by God and I thank you for your continued generosity in the name of Jesus the Lord.

God bless you,

Father Szolack