Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal
Saturday Vigil: 5:00 P.M.
Sunday: 8:00 A.M., 10:30 A.M.,
Polish: Every Sunday 9.00 A.M
Italian 11.45 A.M.
Roman Catholic Church
From the pastor's desk
GENERATIONS OF FAITH
In the course of the last six months, I know that many of our parishioners and most people of the Diocese of Brooklyn-Queens have read or heard about the Diocesan Wide Campaign called Generations of Faith.
As you know this campaign is intended to raise funds for elderly priests and care of priests of our Diocese who have sacrificed their lives for the many generations of Roman Catholics, who have been served in the almost 200 parishes of our Diocese throughout the course of many decades. Also, a portion of this will go for Youth Ministry in our Diocese. I think it is not far fetched to demonstrate this support for priests both now and in the future.
Only the parishioners who have had their: children Baptized, received First Holy Communion, Confirmation, Marriage, Anointing of the Sick, visits at the hospital, Confessions at home, prayers at wake services, counseling, consolation from official prayers of the Church, Sunday Mass, Catechesis, instruction of our Tradition, guidance of family problems, comfort in sorrowful moments, as well as, joyous moments; I know you can fill in the rest; all provided at the hands of priests of Jesus Christ in the parish of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal.
In late August, our parish is scheduled to begin this campaign with the hope of reaching our goal of: $435,000. The first $50,000 will go for the Annual Catholic Appeal, the remainder $385,000 will go for the elderly priests of our Diocese and Diocesan Youth Ministry.
The Campaign: Generations of Faith, will allow half the money collected from pledges for our parishioners to come back to the parish with goal of painting our church building. The last time our church was painted was in 1995 - 30 years ago. With the support of our Parish Counsel, Trustees and Parish Finance Board we are able to come with a need that would benefit all our parishioners by enhancing the beauty of our church and keeping it preserved for future generations.
Pledge cards will be given to all parishioners over the course of early autumn with a time to make contributions over 5 years.
The parishioners of OLMM have always been responsive to the needs of the Diocese and to the needs of this parish. This Diocesan Wide Campaign: Generations of Faith speaks both of Diocesan and Parish level as well. I pray that many of you will be able to support this campaign.
Each week we will place more information in the bulletin as a reminder and spark to be with us in this special moment.
Rev. Anthony J. Sansone