April 14, 2024

From The Pastors Desk

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Dear Parishioners

Today we celebrate the third Sunday of Easter. Our Easter journey continues to fly right by! Today’s gospel continues to show how Jesus reveals himself to his disciples after the resurrection. We see how Jesus eats a piece of fish in their very sight. He tells them that “you are witnesses of these things”. We continue the mission of being witnesses of Jesus Christ here in this world. For me, Easter is all about proclamation! We proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ, raised from the dead. We proclaim the truth that Jesus is alive, and he is here amongst us. We must continue the mission of going out and proclaiming the Gospel by the very example of our lives. May these next weeks of Easter be moments of profound grace as we give witness to the truth of who Jesus is in our lives.

Annual Catholic Appeal

I thank all of you for your generous contribution to this year’s Annual Catholic Appeal. As you know, this appeal supports the works of the Diocese of Brooklyn such as Catholic Charities, Migration Services, Vocations, the aid of our Senior Priests and much more. Each parish is assigned a goal to raise within the year. Our goal here at St. Martin de Porres is $63,586. The key to a successful campaign is full participation. If every parishioner participates in this year’s appeal, we will most definitely make our goal and maybe go above it. Any monies raised beyond the goal comes directly back to the parish. If you have not made a pledge to this year’s appeal, I ask that you consider making one. I thank all of you for the gift of your time, talent and treasure.

Diocese of Brooklyn Eucharistic Revival

The Diocese of Brooklyn Eucharistic Revival that was to take place in October will now take place next Saturday, April 20. It will take place at the Louis Armstrong Tennis Stadium in Flushing. If you purchased a seat on the bus for October, you automatically have a seat on the bus for this event. If you would like to purchase a seat on the bus for April, please call the parish office. Seats are still available until Wednesday!

50/50 Fundraiser

Just a reminder that all parishioners are invited to participate in the monthly 50/50 fundraiser. There are extra yellow 50/50 envelopes located at the doors of each of the three churches. It is $20 to participate in the fundraiser. The wining envelope is drawn at the end of each month.

Wishing you a blessed and peaceful week,

Father Alonzo Q. Cox