A WORD OF APPRECIATION
Many thanks to Deacon Dean Dobbins for organizing our First Doo-Wop Dinner Dance on Saturday, April 23rd. Over one hundred folks danced to the "oldies" and had a wonderful dinner. None of this would have happened without Deacon Dobbins, his sons, Dean and Anthony, Jeanie Ammirati, Ms. Dian Malm and her daughter, Elizabeth Malm-Torres, Miss Annie Torres; our maintenance team, Tom and Jason and various folks who assisted them in making all the arrangements.
It was a great time and hopefully it will it repeated in the future.
We hope that all of our students enjoyed their week off for Spring Break!
Reminder: Religious Education Classes will resume this week (Wednesday, May 4th and Thursday, May 5th) at their regularly scheduled times.
Communion Practice for children receiving First Communion at our 10:30 a.m. Mass will be held in the Church on Tuesday, May 3rd at 3:30 p.m. Communion Practice for children receiving First Communion at our 1:30 p.m. Mass will be held in the Church on Monday, May 2nd at 3:30 p.m. First Communion Music Practice for all students receiving First Communion and their families will be held in the Church on Thursday, May 5th at 7:00 p.m.
PARISH MAY CROWNING - May 8th
Our Parish May Crowning will take place next Sunday, May 8th after the 10:00am Mass.
Our First Communion children will be attending that Mass in their First Communion attire. Following Mass, they will serve as an Honor Guard for the Crowning of the statue of the Blessed Mother in front of the Church on Kessel Street.
AND ALSO A THANK YOU TO PRINCIPAL LINDA DOUGHERTY
This year Pentecost Sunday will be celebrated on Sunday, May 15th. We want this Sunday to be a special liturgical celebration and at the coffee hour after Mass we will have an opportunity to thank Linda Dougherty for her thirteen years as Principal of Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Academy.
On Pentecost we commemorate the descent of the Holy Spirit and when those gathered heard the apostles speaking in their own language. As part of our liturgical commemoration for Pentecost Sunday, we would like to have the first reading proclaimed in a multitude of languages at the 10:00 am Mass.
We need volunteers, adults and children, to read in a language other than English. We will provide the translation and instructions and you provide the talent. Please let us know if you can participate
We will host a fun-filled coffee hour following the 10:00 am Mass.
If you can participate, please complete the form which has been placed in the bulletin or call Angela Martin at 917- 847-9711. We need your response before May 8th .