We continue to bask in the joy of Easter this week, as we move to the third Sunday of the Resurrection of Our Lord. We give thanks and praise to God our Father, for giving us his Son, Jesus as our redeemer and king. Today’s second reading which comes from the Book of Revelation, we hear the angels proclaim to John, “worthy is the lamb who was slain, to receive power and riches, wisdom and strength, honor and glory and blessing”. Jesus is the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world. The Lord nourishes and sustains us with his most precious body and blood. How blessed we are to be called to the supper of the Lamb!
Father John Paul Obiaeri
Our parish seminarian, John Paul Obiaeri will be ordained to the Priesthood for the Diocese of Brooklyn on Saturday June 1st at the Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph. The next day, Sunday June 2 Father Obiaeri will celebrate his First Mass of Thanksgiving at Our Lady of Victory Church at 1:30PM. Please continue to keep him and his classmates in your prayers. All are invited to his First Solemn Mass.
St. Peter Claver League of the Sacred Heart Annual Tea Party
The League of the Sacred Heart of St. Peter Claver Church invites all parishioners to their annual Tea Party/Brunch that will take place today Sunday, May 5 beginning at 1:30PM in the lower hall of St. Peter Claver Church. The cost is $30 for adults and $15 for children 12 years of age and under. It promises to be a beautiful afternoon of fellowship, joy and food. For tickets you can see any of the League of the Sacred Heart members or call the parish office.
Pilgrimage to Germany September 2-12 2020
As many of you know, I enjoy travelling abroad. I most especially enjoy pilgrimages abroad. I would like to invite each of you on a pilgrimage to Germany, specifically the city of Oberammergau. Every 10 years the entire city puts on the Passion Play. It only happens every 10 years! In addition we will be visiting the cities of Berlin, Prague, Vienna and Munich. There are flyers with the itinerary and hotel information at each of the three churches.
2019 Annual Catholic Appeal
We have begun the 2019 Annual Catholic Appeal. As Pastor, I thank each of you who have participated with a gift to the 2018 Appeal and ask that everyone prayerfully consider making a gift to the 2019 Appeal. The work and services made possible through your donation to the Annual Catholic Appeal help people in Brooklyn and Queens in ways that no one parish can alone. As you know, each parish throughout the Diocese of Brooklyn is given a financial goal to raise throughout the year. Our goal for the Annual Catholic Appeal this year is $59,586. This goal can be reached if everyone participates in the Appeal. Please remain assured that your gift to the Annual Catholic Appeal cannot be used in the settlement of abuse claims or for anything other than their intended purpose.
Have a great week,
Father Alonzo Q. Cox