Fr. Tim's Pastor's Pen

Monday night was a wonderful outing with about 45 altar servers and parents as we watched the Rays and Athletics “play ball” and fortunately the Rays won.  It was a fun evening and a chance to say thank you to the servers and parents for their dedication to the ministry.  We were able to thank Mr. Mark Early for coordinating the altar servers the past five years as he now passes the torch to Mrs. Lisette Shields.  We look forward to working with her in the years ahead.  Finally, I do want to thank the parents for their support, chauffeuring, and making sure to have their kids at Mass on time.

Last Monday Summer Camp began as we welcomed over 80 children for our weekday programs.  This is a good opportunity for kids to socialize in a fun way and still learn some patience and respect, along with some orderly planning.  I look forward to mingling with the kids over the next seven weeks.

This weekend and the next we celebrate the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity (16th) and Body and Blood of Christ (23rd).  Our Catholic Faith is centered around these beliefs.  The Most Holy Trinity, One God in three persons, is a central mystery of our Faith and has been liturgically celebrated for almost 700 years.  Much newer on the Church’s calendar, the Body and Blood of Christ, was established after Vatican II, combining both the Feast of Corpus Christi (the Body of Christ) and the Feast of the Precious Blood. 

And Happy Father’s Day to all our dads and granddads!  Let’s take advantage of this day and show our appreciation for the dads and father figures in our lives.  Billy Graham once said, "A good father is one of the most unsung, unpraised, unnoticed, and yet one of the most valuable assets in our society."  Happy Father’s Day! 

Your friend in Christ,

Fr. Timothy H. Sherwood



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