Birthright Baby Bottle Fundraiser – May 8/9th

We are thrilled to join Birthright’s one and only fundraiser this year on Mothers’ Day weekend!  Due to the pandemic, we postponed our usual January Baby Bottle distribution, but we are now ready to go again, since the needs of young mothers, families and babies were NOT postponed!

We are happy to introduce an ONLINE giving option for those that are not attending services in person yet – please go to and you will notice a big DONATE button on the front page!

For those of you attending in person, bottles will be distributed the weekend of May 8 and 9.  Please take one home and fill it with a check, cash or coins and we will gratefully receive them back at your location by May 30. There will be a clearly marked container near the statue of Mary for their return.

As a reminder, Birthright serves young mothers, families and babies in our area at NO COST to them, by offering pregnancy tests, diapers, clothing (maternity and baby), layettes as well as financial assistance in a friendly, safe and non-judgmental environment.   A 24-hour per day hotline is provided as well.  The need for these services certainly did not wane during this past difficult year.

As Mother Teresa said so profoundly, “Abortion has become the greatest destroyer of peace, because it destroys two lives, the life of the child and the conscience of the mother.”  Birthright would not exist without your help.  Thank you for your generosity and commitment to life!

Time of Holy Communion Distribution Change

~ Beginning on Holy Thursday and going forward, our two parishes will begin distributing Holy Communion at the "regular time" (ie, during the Communion Rite, immediately following the priest and deacon).  I pray this is yet another positive sign that we---as a Church and as a Society---will inevitably get back to a "normal lifestyle" sooner rather than later!

~Fr Stirniman~