Dear: Parish Family,
I am so grateful for the wonderful day God gave us to celebrate our united family. One Church. One Faith.
I want to thank all of you from the bottom of my heart for the overwhelming response to our call for unity.
Your presence at the Mass and the breakfast made the event powerful and beautiful!
Special thanks go to the Co-Chairs of the Unity Mass Committee- Tom Gaffey and Muriel Smith, who worked tirelessly with me on every detail for the Mass. I want to also thank the St. Vincent de Paul societies, the Knights of Columbus, the Parish Council, the Parish Office staff especially Kevin Conroy, the combined voices of our Choirs, Msgr. Sam Sirianni, Father Quinlan, Father Martin and Deacons Ray and Robert for their support, prayers and guidance throughout the planning and implementation of our first outdoor Unity Mass.
I am also thankful for the support and friendship of Bernie and Kathleen Sweeney at the Shore Casino for the excellent breakfast they provided.
This marks the beginning of many more Masses together as one parish. The bulletin this week if full of the wonderful pictures from this event which has made history in our parish life.
God Bless You All!
Fr. Fernando Lopez
Pastor of OLPH-Saint Agnes Parish