Pastor's Corner

Pastor's Corner

It’s the Parish Bulletin

Posted by Fr. John Sullivan on 7/16/19

Someone made the comment on the recent parish survey; “I’d like to hear from someone besides Fr. Sullivan in the parish bulletin.” I certainly don’t want to be a bulletin hog. A couple of weeks ago I read an article in The Cape Cod Chronicle about parishioner Jamie Neithold-Nash’s ... Read More »

Ryan Peteraf Introduces Himself

Posted by Fr. John Sullivan on 7/12/19

Greetings! I am overjoyed to be the new Director of Music here at Holy Redeemer. This parish has already proven to be one of love, kindness, and hospitality. It was humbling to greet many of you after Mass this past weekend. It can be a bit intimidating to start ... Read More »

Welcome to Ryan Peteraf Our New Music Director

Posted by Fr. John Sullivan on 6/30/19

This week the parish welcomes Ryan Peteraf who will be Holy Redeemer Parish’s first full time Music Director. Ryan is a native of central Pennsylvania and recently earned his Masters Degree from the Liturgical Music Program at Notre Dame University. We are looking forward to great things as Ryan ... Read More »

Adult Faith Formation Can Be Fun

Posted by Fr. John Sullivan on 6/24/19

Last week I reprinted an email I received from a parishioner regarding my lament in a homily that according to the recent parish survey two-thirds of parishioners expressed no interest in participating in adult faith formation programs. In the email he admitted that he was one of those parishioners. ... Read More »

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 »


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