Thursday, May 18, 2017

No Catechisis for the Wrong Side of the Digital Divide?

From a Flocknote re a Westchester parish:

"Dear Families,

Registration for the 2017-2018 Religious Education School Year is now open.
This year registration is being done only online.  Payment is made online as well.

The link to register your child is:

Friday, May 05, 2017

Our Lady of Peace 98th Anniversary Celebration Sunday, May 7 -Procession, Mass, Anointing, Novena

he 98th Anniversary of the Dedication of the Church of Our Lady of Peace will be held on Sunday, May 7, 2017.

This special celebration will begin at 4:00 P.M. with a Holy Procession from the church around the Treadwell Farm Neighborhood. Participants are reminded to bring OLP blue sashes, portraits of founders, benefactors, and first families. The procession will take place, rain or shine.

Led by the Patriot Brass Ensemble, the faithful will process into the church for the Mass at 5:00 P.M. The celebrant will be Father James Loughran, assisted by Lectors and Eucharistic Ministers who served at Our Lady of Peace for many years. The names of the founders and benefactors, as well as those who departed since the church was closed, will be read.

The faithful will renew their Baptismal vows, and at the conclusion of the Mass, the sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick will be offered.

The Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary Novena will conclude the solemnity of the celebration.

Reminiscent of the 2015 Founders Day Mass, the 98th Anniversary reflects the solemnity of the occasion. We honor the dedication of a Roman Catholic Church created for an Italian immigrant population, and a parish struggling to maintain its community in a sea of change.

All parishioners, neighbors, and friends of Our Lady of Peace are invited to participate. Please download and print your program in advance if you are able. A limited number of programs will be provided.

We look forward to a blessed Sunday in Our Lady's house.
Friends of Our Lady of Peace, 10 East End Avenue, New York, NY 10075

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Hail the Day That Sees Him Rise

"A resurrection, the egg breaking its shell.
The black Madonna, the mother of watchful God,
Broods no longer; she knows her son has risen."

-Stephen Stepanchev

Thursday, April 13, 2017

OLV Site Developer Files $149M Offering for Condos

Read all about it at The Real Deal.  Recently home from the Mass of the Lord's Supper and having just sung Pange Lingua, I am speechless.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Consolation from Joy of Cooking

Hit it, Terry...

Reverend Neil Connolly: David Gonzalez Pays Tribute to Really Good Shepherd in the New York Times

In his Sidestreet column in today's New York Times titled A Priest’s Legacy: Blessing His Flock, and Organizing It, David Gonzalez gives us the life and mission of Father Neil Connolly.

Once again I was introduced to someone that I regret not knowing in their lifetime.  He was granted long tenures at St. Athanasius and later, St. Mary's on the lower east side.  He accompanied his parishioners through the difficulties and, in return, they followed him as their trusted and loved shepherd.

Mr. Gonzalez singled out a voice from the parish, Angel Diaz:
"He had left soon after his friend and mentor was reassigned. And while his faith is resolute, he has yet to find another parish like the one led by Father Neil. 
I just go from parish to parish,” he said. “I haven’t found another spiritual home. I pray to God I will. But I am full of the richness I got from Father Neil.”"

Sunday, April 09, 2017

Our Lady of Vilnius Palm Sunday 2017

"Then Jesus said to them,

"This night all of you will have your faith in me shaken, for it is written: I will strike the shepherd and the sheep of the flock will be dispersed; but after I have been raised up, I shall go before you to Galilee.""

The Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ according to Matthew