October 20, 2019
Twenty Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost
PARISH NEWS AND EVENTS
BLESSING OF THE NEWLY REFURBISHED CHURCH AND THE CONSECRATION OF THE BAPTISMAL FONT: On Sunday October 27, 2019, Bishop Barres will come to St. Paul’s to bless our newly renovated Church and to consecrate the new Baptismal Font. Our poor Baptismal Font has been in many places in the Church, moved here and there. Baptism is the gateway to the sacraments. The three main facets of the Church are to be the altar, the ambo (where the Word is preached and proclaimed) and the Font. Finally, we have a noble and prominent place for our baptismal font.
The glass wall that will separate the narthex from the nave will serve as a very large and inviting place where parents may take their dear children. There will be seats there (made from the noble oak from left-over pews) where the parents and children may sit. The Giving Tree will be once again placed in the Church, and the donors toward the Church building and renovation will be placed in the narthex.
Sunday October 27th will be an historic event in the life of our parish and, interestingly, occurs on the exact 50th anniversary (October 27, 1967) of the Dinner/Dance celebrating the building of the Church. Everyone is most cordially invited to this wonderful celebration. There will be a reception afterward to which all are most cordially invited. (Please see the bulletin elsewhere for the invitation). The Pastors of our deanery will be present as will the Mayor of Brookville Daniel H. Serota, and many of the Village Officials.
We remind all members of the Orders of Malta and of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem to vest in Msgr. Costa Hall. They will walk in the procession as will the members of the Pastoral Council, the Finance Council, and the Parish Staff.
To those who have chosen to be part of this great enterprise for God’s glory, may I express sincere gratitude. I myself have pledged three months of my own salary, little as it is, to this great enterprise. To those who, for one reason or another, have not chosen to be part of this enterprise (no donation is too little) may I express sincere gratitude. For all will receive the same blessing of the beauty of holiness as will the generations to come, through the infinite merits and the great and abundant mercy of Our Lord Jesus Christ.
I would invite the parishioners to tour the Church and be uplifted by the art and beauty toward which so many have contributed.
NEW MASS SCHEDULE: After consultation with the Pastoral Council and after hearing the requests of many parishioners, I have decided to change the time of the Saturday Evening Mass from 5.00PM to 4.00PM. This change will commence on the First Sunday (Saturday) Evening of Advent, November 30, 2019. It is my hope that this change in time will be of great benefit to our parishioners. The Sunday Schedule will remain unchanged, (Mass at 8.00AM; 9.30AM; and 11.00AM). Confessions will also be moved up by one hour…Confessions will be heard from 3.00PM until 3.45PM.
THANSGIVING DAY: We also would like to remind you that this year the Thanksgiving Mass will be on Thursday, November 28th at 10.00AM. There will be no Mass on Wednesday evening, but rather the Mass will be on Thanksgiving Day itself. I hope this sounds like a sensible idea. In fact, in my 38 years as a priest I have never known the Thanksgiving Mass to be on any other day in any other parish than Thanksgiving Day itself.. Please bring your food for the pantry which will be blessed that day. As you know, Thanksgiving is not a liturgical feast and therefore does not have a vigil, nor is it anticipated the night before. Many parishioners have told me they prefer to attend Mass in daylight and on Thanksgiving Day itself.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE WILL BE NO MASS ON FRIDAY NOVEMBER 29TH.
Him be glory, now, and ever, and to the ages of ages. Amen.
In Jesus and Mary,
Monsignor James F. Pereda