Padre's Page - April 15

Dear Friends, here’s what’s up this week:

JOB WELL DONE

Parishioner Chris Rowe has decided to leave his position as our parish Business Manager and truly retire, to spend more time with his family and to do more volunteer work.  His outstanding financial and administrative management have helped our parish transition from being half a million Dollars in debt to being on a sound financial footing.  We wish him a relaxing and fruitful retirement!

JOB AVAILABLE:  PARISH BUSINESS MANAGER

Therefore, we’re looking to hire a new Business Manager, who helps the Pastor with the administrative and financial management of the parish.  For more information, see our ad at:  Catholicjobs.com

ANOTHER JOB WELL DONE  

While I am happy for her new opportunity working at a parish in South Carolina, I am sad to say that Madelaine Beckford, our excellent Director of Sacred Liturgy and Music for the past three years, is moving on.  Join us to bid her farewell at receptions after the 10:30 A.M. and 6:00 P.M. this Sunday, April 15.  At the same time, we welcome Patrick Jekanowski, who has just obtained his Master’s Degree in Choral Conducting from Catholic U., as our new director; I’m sure he will do a fine job!

BORROMEO BROTHERS

St. Charles is launching a new opportunity for men of all ages to come together for community and to grow in their relationship with Jesus.  The weekly gathering of the “Borromeo Brothers” will be on Saturdays at 7:30am starting on April 21.  More info, including links to join the Borromeo Brothers contact list, can be found in this bulletin and on our website.

BISHOP’S LENTEN APPEAL–DID YOU GIVE?!

About 600 of our over 3,000 registered parishioners gave to this year’s BLA:  which category are you in?!  If you didn’t give to support the good works of our bishop and diocese, even though Lent is over you can still give:  please do so easily online at our parish website.  Our goal is 100% parishioner participation!

EASTER VACATION  

I’m away this weekend visiting my (94-year-old!) paternal grandmother in Upstate New York and my maternal extended family in the Bronx.  God-willing I’ll see you next weekend.

I remain, your servant in Christ Jesus,

Father Don