Father Tirso

A few more upcoming events that I would like to highlight:

Confirmation will be this coming Saturday, April 28th, at 10:00 am. This year Bishop Alberto Rojas will confer the sacrament on our candidates. Please pray for our candidates this week.

First Communion will be on Saturday, May 5th, at the 4 pm Mass. Please pray as well for those who will receive the Eucharist for the first time.

Our parish’s annual May Crowning will be on Sunday, May 6th, after the 10:30 am Mass. Weather permitting, we will again have an outdoor procession around the immediate area with a statue of the Virgin Mary. This is an event that I would again like to ask for some volunteers.

First, I would like to invite those who will receive their First Communion on May 5th to come back on May 6th, dressed in their First Communion gowns and outfits. They will be the “honor guard” for Our Lady and they will all offer flowers to the Virgin Mary. One of them will also be chosen to place the crown on the Virgin Mary. Families of our First Communicants can speak with Cynthia Splatt if you are able to be a part of the May Crowning.

Second, I would like to request donations of bouquets of flowers, both for the stand that will carry the statue of the Virgin Mary as well as for the flower offering during the May Crowning. These donations can be brought to the church either on Saturday, May 5th, or the morning of Sunday, May 6th. We can also use a few volunteers to help arrange the flowers on the stand of the Virgin Mary on the morning of Sunday, May 6th.

Third, we will also need 4 able bodied men of similar heights to be able to carry the Virgin Mary’s stand on their shoulders in the outdoor procession. Again, if you are able to help, I ask that you let me know as soon as possible.

Finally, I would also like to invite parishioners to bring your images of the Virgin Mary on Sunday, May 6th, and carry them in the outdoor procession. Most especially, I would like parishioners to bring images of the Virgin Mary that may represent the different ethnic origins from which you come. As one family coming from our respective backgrounds, let us honor our Heavenly Mother in her special month.

Looking ahead, I would also like to take this time to bring to our attention the parish’s Annual Corpus Christi celebration. This will take place on Sunday, June 3rd. The 10:30 am Mass that day will be a multi-lingual celebration and after the Mass, we will again have an outdoor procession, this time carrying Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament. Hopefully, this year we will be able to do a more extended procession and walk down Western Avenue and/or Touhy Avenue for a portion of the procession. As we also did last year, the celebration will conclude with an International Pot Luck Lunch in the Activity Center. It was a huge success last year, so I would like to invite parishioners to help make it a success again this year. More information will be given weeks before the event.

Fr. Tirso S. Villaverde, Jr.

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