From the Pastor: 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear Family of OLPH-ST. Agnes,

 Father Martin Biglin, our new weekend assistant.

Father Martin Biglin, our new weekend assistant.

I would like to formally introduce to you, Reverend Martin Biglin. Father is a retired Priest from the Archdiocese of New York who resides in Atlantic Highlands. You may have seen him as he is pictured here, in the pews as a parishioner at a Saturday evening Mass, until recently. We are thrilled to have him join us to celebrate/concelebrate Masses at Our Lady of Perpetual Help- St. Agnes Parish. Father has been in the priesthood for 50 years he was ordained on May 27th, 1967 by Cardinal Spellman. He served at Sacred Heart, Barry Town and St. Christopher, Red Hook from 1967 to 1971.

From 1971 – 1987 he was at St Barnabas in the Bronx and then moved to Holy Cross in Manhattan until 1990. Father served as the Pastor of Holy Name of Jesus in New Rochelle and as the Episcopal Vicar and Dean of the South Shore of Westchester from 1990 until he retired in 2016.

Father told me he realized he wanted to serve here at OLPH-St Agnes because of the inclusionary spirits of our parishioners and the warmth he felt in our congregation. Please take a moment to introduce yourself to Father and welcome him personally.

Thank you to those of you who went to the Spaghetti Dinner on Saturday night in the OLPH gym. The food was excellent. I especially appreciate John Flynn, the Knights of Columbus, our Youth Group and our servers for their hard work and “cooking expertise”!

Additionally, I want to recognize the Holy Name and Rosary Altar Societies for a wonderful Parish Communion Breakfast last Sunday at the Bahr’s Landing in Highlands. We had a great turn out of our parish family. Two Churches. One Family.

Yours in Christ Jesus,

Rev. Fernando A. Lopez, Pastor