NOTE FROM FR. JOHN: I would like to thank those who came out on Wednesday night to gain some insight into the present sexual abuse crisis in the church. We have a long way to go to heal a wounded church and to comfort those who were victims. It is somewhat disappointing that Pope Francis is waiting until February to call a meeting of the world’s bishops to address the most pressing issue facing the church in our generation. Many may remember 1982 when someone tampered with Tylenol on supermarket shelves causing the death of 7 people. Johnson and Johnson acted in 24 hours pulling Tylenol from all stores, costing millions of dollars to the company. The way Johnson and Johnson handled the crisis is still studied in management courses as how to manage effectively a crisis, and restore credibility. As we deal with our crisis, the many victims must come first, those complicit in the coverup must be removed, and our parishioners must be assured of transparency and effective monitoring of clerical behavior at all levels.
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION NEWS: Calendars and class information are in the mail. We are in need of a 3rd and 4th grade assistant teacher on Tuesdays from 4 to 5:30. If you can help, please call Dotty at 914-552-7628 or email at email@example.com. If you have not reregistered your child/children, please do as soon as possible. Additional forms can be found in the back of the church.
MAKING EVERYDAY SPECIAL – FAMILY DAY is the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse’s initiative to promote simple, everyday things parents can do to build a strong, healthy relationship with their kids that prevents future drug use. Family Day will be celebrated nationwide on Monday, September 24, 2018. To learn more about Family Day visit www.CASAFamlyDay.org.
FR. PETER CLAVER’S SILVER JUBILEE MASS & DINNER: You are cordially invited to the Silver Jubilee Ordination/Thanksgiving Mass and Dinner in honor of Fr. Peter Claver Ugoagwu, PHD, BCC. It will take place on Sunday, September 30, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. at Holy Rosary Church in Hawthorne. RSVP: By Monday, September 10, 2018. Call: 914-909-2106 or 845-527-3245. Email:
Ugo5pete@aol.com. Please join us as we celebrate his 25 years of ministry to the Church.
FAITH CAN BE FUNNY & JOYFUL!! On Saturday, September 29 at 7:00 p.m. St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Shrub Oak will feature Char Vance. Dubbed as “Our Lady’s Comedienne, she will share how she experienced physical healing and most importantly, received the gift of faith. There is no charge for this event, but a good will offering will be taken.