This weekend marks my first anniversary as pastor of St. Mary’s. This has been an incredible year that has been filled with joy, hope, enthusiasm, and love. I would like to thank the priests and deacons who live and serve in the parish for their witness to the Gospel. In particular a word of gratitude to Fr. Mark for his dedication and love, which he shows daily to our parish family. Also, I wish to express gratitude to the staff for the tireless efforts to serve the needs of all those who come to the doors of the Church and the Parish Center. The work they do each day is inspirational and important for furthering the mission of Christ. Finally, thank you to all the parishioners, who one year ago welcomed me with open arms and hearts. I pray for you daily and kindly ask for your prayers. Currently I am with family in Italy. Please know that I carry you and your intentions daily to the Altar as I celebrate Mass. God has made us a family and He truly has blessed us all. May God continue to bless each of you and your loved ones. Thank you!