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From the Pastor

Posted by Fr. John Sullivan on 6/16/19

Some Fruitful Feedback Sunday afternoon I got back to the Rectory after taking the dog for a walk and sat down to prepare this week’s bulletin. Before I started, I decided to check my email. I looked through the list and found this one.

Father,Thank You for a very ... Read More »

Collection for Latin America

Posted by Fr. John Sullivan on 6/16/19

Next week the second collection will be to aid the Church in Latin America. The money raised from the collection conducted throughout the country is used to fund the spiritual formation of local Catholics in many ways. It supports programs that promote peace and solidarity in areas were there ... Read More »

Parish Survey Being Tabulated

Posted by Fr. John Sullivan on 6/16/19

Thank you to the almost 30% of parishioners who completed one of our parish surveys. That was a very high rate of return for surveys. It shows a great level of interest in parish life by many parishioners. The survey was developed by the Parish Pastoral Council and evaluated ... Read More »

Novena to the Holy Spirit

Posted by Fr. John Sullivan on 5/29/19

Next Sunday is Pentecost Sunday. It is the day the Church commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Church for the first time. It is a Catholic tradition to pray a Novena to the Holy Spirit during these days before Pentecost. A novena is nine days of ... Read More »

Feast of the Ascension Masses

Posted by Fr. John Sullivan on 5/20/19

Thursday, May 30, is the Feast of the Ascension of the Lord. It is the fortieth day after Easter and commemorates the return of Jesus back to the right hand of God the Father in Heaven. The Feast of the Ascension is a Holy Day of Obligation for all ... Read More »

Ryan Peteraf Hired as New Music Director

Posted by Fr. John Sullivan on 5/14/19

After an almost year long search and some fits and starts Ryan Peteraf was recently hired as Holy Redeemer’s first professional Music Director. Ryan is a native of Selinsgrove, PA and is currently completing his Masters of Sacred Music in Coral Conducting at the University of Notre Dame. He ... Read More »

Happy Mother’s Day!

Posted by Fr. John Sullivan on 5/09/19

A very happy Mother’s Day to all the Mothers in the Parish today. We appreciate the great sacrifice you make for your children and to family life. May God bless you and help you know the support of our parish community.

It can be a bit of a bittersweet ... Read More »

“See All the People”

Posted by Fr. John Sullivan on 4/30/19

The 78th annual Catholic Charities Appeal of the Fall River Diocese began on May 1. Since 1942, the Appeal has helped people in all phases of life from children, to youth, to parents, to the elderly. Your support sustains the numerous agencies, programs, and ministries providing food and shelter, ... Read More »

Rebuild My Church

Posted by Fr. John Sullivan on 4/23/19

In the wake of the fire that heavily damaged Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris two weeks ago close to $1 Billion dollars was pledged to fund its rebuilding within hours. Most of that money was pledged by several French multibillionaire industrialists. While that is a wonderful sign of generosity ... Read More »

Happy Easter!

Posted by Fr. John Sullivan on 4/21/19

 I pray that the joy you experience on this Easter day will help you feel the newness of life in Jesus Christ every day.

I feel as if I’m usually an upbeat and optimistic person. Every once in a while, I can’t help but wonder though what it would ... Read More »

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