From Our Pastor...

Posted on October 20, 2022 in: Pastor


There is still time to sign up for our Parish Listening Sessions to be held this Tuesday, October 25th or Thursday, October 27th from 6pm-8pm. The Sessions will be held in Faris Hall. The All Things New models for Annunziata will be presented for your comments. To Register please call the Rectory.


We are still joined in Jesus Christ with all who have gone before us because, in the words of the Apostle Paul to the Christians in Rome, nothing can separate us from the love of God made fully present in Jesus Christ, including death (Romans 8:38, 39).

The Saints are a part of the eternal family to which we are now joined in and through Jesus Christ. They are part of that great cloud of witnesses which the author of the New Testament Letter to the Hebrews makes reference in these inspired words of encouragement:

“Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus the pioneer and perfector of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God” (Hebrews 12:1-2).

Masses on the Holy Day of Obligation for All Saints are:

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1st — 7:00 & 9:00 a.m., & 5:30 p.m. — ALL SAINTS

Please pray for peace, especially in our families, in our country and in the world.


It is good for us to recall with gratitude our loved ones with whom we have shared our life and history. Yes, we may still experience the sadness of their loss, even after many years. But we should also recall the joy we had in their presence and the roles they played in our lives.

During this month of November, I want to assure you that we pray daily at Mass for your deceased family members and friends. I encourage you to inscribe their names in the Book of Remembrance in the front of Church by the Communion rail on St. Joseph’s side. Let us all pray for the deceased, and for one another who grieve their loss.

On Wednesday, November 2nd there will be a special Mass for all those we have died over the past year. If you would like to join us, no matter where your loved one’s service was performed, please contact the Rectory by Friday, October 28th. We will have a candle, that you can take home, with your loved one’s name on it that will be lit at this Mass. Please join us!

Wednesday 2nd — 7:00 a.m. & 5:30 p.m. — All Souls