June 23, 2024

From The Pastors Desk

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Dear Parishioners,

What a beautiful celebration we had last Sunday for Father Tobe! I thank all of you for your kindness and generosity in making his Mass of Thanksgiving here so beautiful. We continue to pray for Father Tobe as he begins priestly ministry at Sacred Heart of Jesus parish in Bayside, Queens. This weekend we welcome back Father Joel Cariaso. Father Joel will spend a few weeks with us here at the parish. We thank him for his assistance over these next few weeks as Father Franklin and I can take some needed vacation time. Next month we will welcome back Msgr. Tony Kyreme from Ghana. Msgr. Tony will spend the month of July with us.

Each of our scripture readings today speak to us about the gift of faith. Faith is a gift that must be safeguarded and protected. Our gospel passage today depicts how Jesus commands the sea and the winds to be quiet. This amazes his disciples, as they see how tremendous their faith can be once they believe. As we begin the rest and relaxation of summer, we pray that our faith in Jesus will continue to grow and flourish. During this month of June, we pay special devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. May we journey ever so closer to his most Sacred Heart.

Parish Pilgrimage to Marian Shrine
Our parish rosary society will be sponsoring a pilgrimage to Our Lady of Czestochowa Shrine in Doylestown, PA on Saturday, July 13. The bus will leave from Our Lady of Victory Church at 7:00AM sharp. For tickets, please see one of the rosarians or call the parish office.

Sunday Dinner Sale
As a parish fundraiser, we will be selling delicious dinners. You will have a choice of chicken or fish alongside rice, mac & cheese and a variety of other items. The dinner sale will take place this Sunday, June 23 following the 10:15AM Mass at Our Lady of Victory McGuinness Hall. You may pre-order your meal by seeing Carolyn or Sharon at Our Lady of Victory or by calling the parish office. Pre-orders are $35 and orders placed on the day of are $37.

Online Bible Study
Online Bible study will resume today, Sunday, June 23 beginning at 5:00PM. The Topic will be “The Kingdom.” We will use Fr Frank Matera’s “The Kingdom of God”. The essential Message of Jesus, in the Little Rock Scripture Study program. Msgr. Matera is both a nationally known Scripture Scholar and a Pastor. He has tremendous learning and can communicate it to non-scholars. He asks and will help us answer basic questions. I urge you to take time this summer to join us.

Wishing you a peaceful and joyful week,
Father Alonzo Q. Cox