June 7th Message from Father Bob

Dear Parishioners and Friends Near and Far,

Thank you to all who are serving as ushers/sanitizers at each Mass. We are most grateful for your care of our church and our fellow parishioners. Of course, we are still in need of more volunteers especially after the 10:30 Mass on Sundays and after the Friday weekday Masses.

Like many of you, I attended Catholic grade school for my first eight years of education. My teachers were Adrian Dominican sisters who wore long black and white habits with huge rosaries at their sides. We were convinced on many occasions that they had eyes in the back of their heads. They always caught the boy shooting spitballs or pulling the hair of the girl in front. Even though these wonderful women laid no claim to infallibility, we found great power in furthering any argument by saying, “Sister said.” Sister was both a source of wisdom, fear, and the final word in any discussion. Every morning we began class with a Prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag of our country. Class always begin with, “In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost.”  I can’t remember when the title of Holy Ghost changed to the Holy Spirit but I think it was in the 70s when Mass went from Latin to English. The sisters always insisted that God the Father was responsible for creation, God the Son was responsible for salvation, and God the Holy Spirit was responsible for unity and Divine Presence. This is what we celebrate on Trinity Sunday. There are many mysteries in our faith and the Trinity is a really BIG ONE! During this time of the coronavirus and unrest and violence in our cities we pray to the Trinity now especially for quiet, and peace, and healing.

A little more virus humor:

Never in a million years could I have imagined I would go to a bank teller wearing a mask and asking for money.

Not to brag, but I haven’t been late to anything in over seven weeks.

I stepped on my scale this morning. It said, “Please practice social distancing … only one person at a time on the scale.”

With Him and His Mom,

Fr. Bob