Dear Friends in Christ,
This week, Thursday, Friday and Saturday (May 16-18, 2019) is our annual Our Lady of Hope Carnival or Family Festival! I look forward to seeing you there to enjoy a relaxing time with family, friends and fellow parishioners. Our Carnival Committee has worked so hard under the direction of Anna O’Toole and the Carnival Committee that carries out the planning and execution of this great parish event. Our Committee is made up of a group of people are zealous and so much fun to be with. They are a pastor’s dream! Also, thank you to all those who have sponsored the Carnival, who donated items, to my brother Knights of Columbus, to Norberto Cruz and his staff, and to Father Rene and the community of Saint Jude’s for their cooking up our delicious Spanish food. ¡Muchas gracias a mis queridos amigos de la comunidad de Saint Jude! I express my gratitude to all our volunteers and to Dan McHugh for the music. Along with this fun activity, we want to plan social events and fund raisers for the upcoming year. We need planners. Some of you may be very creative in coming up with ideas; others enjoy being the arms and legs at activities. If you interested in helping at other events, please call Tracy at the Parish Offices to be part of the committee. You recently heard a speaker from the Joy of the Gospel Convocation talk about one of the priorities of pastoral planning for the parish is to find ways to bring the parish closer as brothers and sisters in Christ. May we all be guided by the Lord under the mantle of the Blessed Virgin Mary! Pray for good weather!!
God bless you,