09 August 2007

An anniversary of anniversaries...

Next Wednesday we will celebrate with the whole Church the Solemnity of the Assumption of Our Lady into Heaven. Not only is it a day to honor the Blessed Virgin, but it is also for us here a day of anniversaries:

- the twenty-fourth anniversary of the canonical erection of the parish;

- the twenty-fourth anniversary of my ordination to the Sacred Priesthood and appointment as pastor of this parish;

- the twentieth anniversary of the blessing of the high altar and the dedication of the church;

- the thirteenth anniversary of the founding of the Academy;

- the first anniversary of the blessing of the expanded church building.

We’ve got a lot to celebrate. We’re grateful to Our Lady of the Atonement for her constant intercession – and thanks be to God for His abundant blessings!