New Kneelers at the Blessed Mother Altar in the upper church

06-23-2019Pastor's LetterRev. Richard W. Fitzgerald, V. F.

You may have noticed the new kneelers at the Blessed Mother Altar in the upper church. They actually are not new but rather old beautifully crafted kneelers that have now been restored and refinished. There is also one near the large crucifix on the wall near the San Donato statue in the right wing of the church. The cost of the restoration has been donated in memory of Carmen and Donna Cence by the Cence family. Carmen and Donna were long time devoted parishioners at Saint Columbkille Parish. We are grateful to their family for this gift.

During the summer months please do not forget to contribute to the financial support of the parish. You may have noticed in the bulletin that our offertory collection over the past several weeks has been significantly lower than our weekly target of $7,000.00.. While in the summer our utility costs may be lower than in the winter, our ground and lawn maintenance costs are significantly higher. We need the help of all parishioners in order to keep up with the cost of running the parish.