Annual Finance and Pastoral Reports

12-11-2020Weekly Flocknote MessageFr. James Aboyi, V.C.

This weekend, I will be presenting the parish Annual Finance and Pastoral Reports for the fiscal year 2019-20. This will include reports on finance, pastoral ministries, sacraments and parish charitable outreach from July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020. We will include a finance report and other information from St. John Bosco school community for the first time this year. Please note! Our fiscal year runs from July 1 to June 30. The Annual Report will be presented by the Presidents of the parish Pastoral and Finance Councils at the end of all Masses this weekend. A digital copy of the report will be posted on the parish website. A few copies will be printed and available at the Church vestibule for those who prefer hard copies.

Merry Christmas to Our SJB Community!

Congratulations to our St. John Bosco school community for successfully sustaining the in-person classes to the end of the calendar year. When we began the hybrid model in August, we were cautiously optimistic that we would be able to remain in-person for the entire year, and I am really glad we were able to do so despite challenges from the pandemic. I thank the school administration, faculty and staff as well as students and parents for their incredible teamwork. I also thank God for his protection during this time. We did have 3 people from the junior high that tested positive for COVID-19 in the past two weeks, but we thank God they are all doing well. The school will be going on Christmas break on Thursday next week, December 17, at noon. I wish everyone in our school community a Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year.

Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

We will offer Mass in Spanish here in our parish for the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe tomorrow, Saturday, December 12, at 9am. The Mass will be live-streamed on our parish YouTube channel. Following Mass, we will recite the Rosary in front of the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Holy Communion will be offered to those who followed the live-streamed Mass at the main entrance of the Church until 10:20am.

Something special this year is that Pope Francis has granted a Plenary Indulgence to those who follow certain conditions to honor Our Lady of Guadalupe this year. Please follow this link to find out more information about the indulgence.

Have a wonderful weekend and Remain Blessed.

Fr James Aboyi, VC