Pastor's Note

This weekend we continue hearing from the 6th chapter of the Gospel of St. John. In this chapter, Jesus speaks to us about the Eucharist. In this week’s reading we hear that “Whoever eats my bread will live forever”. The Eucharist is a foretaste of Eternal life with our Father in heaven. Too many times we receive our Lord in the Eucharist out of habit without reflecting upon Him who we are receiving. This weekend offers us the opportunity to reflect anew upon this great sacrament. We are actually receiving the Real Presence of our God who gives us the gift of eternal life if we remain in Him. Let us take some time this week to thank Him for this great gift.

 Next Saturday we are having “Mass on the Grass” in the Pavilion at Northside Park. This is always a wonderful celebration of faith. We will begin this special Mass at 6:30 pm. This year’s Mass will be offered for the repose of the soul of Vince Briga. Vince was instrumental in beginning this Mass and worked hard to make it so successful. This year’s celebration promises to be special as we recall the life of Vince and thank God for all that he did to make this Mass so special.

St. Joe’s Bazaar is quickly approaching. September 7th,8th and, 9th are the dates for this wonderful event. Please make your plans now to volunteer and/or attend this fun weekend. If you are able to volunteer to work a shift or two, please call the parish office.


Fr. Jim