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Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Dear Church,

Giving thanks and being appreciative of the blessings in our lives from God is a good frame of mind and a good thing to do, as we approach the Thanksgiving holiday. And so, I want to thank you, our parishioners, for your constant faith and support to Saint Patrick Parish throughout the years.

On behalf of the entire parish staff, we want you to know how much we appreciate your consistent presence and participation in our community. It has been an eventful 13 years, and we wouldn’t have risen to the occasion the way we have without all of you stepping up your game, and your degree of engagement in parish life. Your willingness to assume greater roles and responsibilities with respect to various parish ministries, repairs and improvements, activities and leadership opportunities has helped make us the kind of dynamic, adaptive and creative God calls us to be in our current times. But our work is not done, there is still plenty of adapting and creativity awaiting us in the weeks and months ahead.

Let me close by thanking you in advance for your continued active faith and engagement in our parish. We are grateful, also for our new associate pastor, Father Joe Keville ...but Father and I know we can’t do it alone. It takes all of us — pastors, deacons, laity, parents and kids to be the complete Body of Christ. As a parish, we’re just beginning to comprehend the fullness and challenge of living out our Parish Mission – Values – Priorities, Morals-Faith in God particularly in light of the rapidly changing landscape of our world. I’m excited to see what the Holy Spirit has in store as we enter this new and different era. I hope you are as well and I look forward to our continued relationship in Jesus Christ and Our Blessed Virgin Mary…Our Lady of Mount Carmel pray for us!

With a grateful heart,

Fr. Mario