A Welcome to Summer!
What a great year for our parish community! So many memories to reflect back upon as we reach the end of the school year! Speaking of schools, some
great news! The Phoenix Center has agreed to a new lease with Saint Mary Church for use of our school building through 2030! In addition, there are
three five-year options for the school through the year 2045! We are so privileged to have the Phoenix Center as our tenant and so proud of the wonderful
work they do for students ages 5-21 with autism, multiple disabilities, behavioral and intellectual disabilities.
Thank you to our Trustees, Lay Leadership and Finance Councils. I sincerely appreciate your advice and counsel during the past year. Thank you to Anne
Scheidel, Pat Perrone, John Saar, Sam Battaglia, Tom Evans, Joe Haines, John Gizzo, Debra Mauriello, Christina Surretsky, Kristen St. Amant,
Jeff Lafoon, Joe Palombini, Marlon Cadag, Kevin Mauro, Diane Da Costa Lobo and Francesca Roselli.
Thank you to everyone who participated in our feasibility study including the personal interviews and the In-Pew survey.
The Feasibility Study and
Fundraising Report are available for all to read HERE
So many thanks and so much appreciation is due to Saint Mary’s Staff and to so many volunteers in our parish. From our Bingo workers, to our lectors,
ministers and servers, to all the music ministry folks, the pantry people, religious education volunteers, soup kitchen team and to all those who in
whatever way make a contribution to our community...Thank You! A special thank you to Noreen Haveron, Joanne Dunleavy and the Super 50/50 raffle crew
for their hard work and dedication which resulted in another hugely successful raffle!
The season of summer is beginning to surround us. A time of bright mornings, tranquil days, and late evenings, summer has always been a time of rest,
relaxation and renewal for me. I pray it is the same for you! The warm days, the beautiful sunsets, provide us the opportunity to reflect on the
wonders of nature and the many blessings bestowed upon us by our loving God. Take some time each day for yourself this summer...even if only for a short
walk or sitting on a park bench in our beautiful town. Stop and listen for God in your life. He continually calls to us and so wants to have a deep,
loving and personal relationship with each one of us.
Thanks for a great year of growth and spirit and love! I urge each of you to rest, relax, reflect and renew... so that we are all ready to go full
steam in the fall!
What a privilege it is for me to be in your midst and to serve you here at Saint Mary’s! What a beautiful Church and neighborhood! What a wonderful town!
“O thank you God, for all this splendor...help us all to appreciate the beauty of nature, and the bounty of your love!” May each of you have a relaxing
and peaceful summer with the love of God continually growing in your heart! You are always in my prayers!