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The Finding of the Holy Cross

A, a, a! Now comes the merry May;
Gone is all the wintry weather,
Spring and blossoms come together;
A, a, a! Now comes the merry May.

Those of you fortunate enough to attend last Sunday’s “Spring in Poetry and Song” (following an excellent Spaghetti dinner) will have had a head start to May with the sweet childrens’ song performed by our Kindergarten class. This is indeed the merry month of May, and may it be a Mary month for you as well.
Well, the children sang sweetly, didn’t they? Give yourself a treat, why don’t you, and surprise God by coming to an 11:25 AM Mass one day this week, and be edified and uplifted by the angelic chant of children which surrounds the Holy Sacrifice. The children also sing a little May Devotion every school afternoon at 3:10 PM. Make this most beautiful month even more so by your devotion in church and at home. Oh, and don’t forget the family May Altar, another beautiful custom.
This is it – the last week for the Jog-A-Thon. There is still time to do a little asking and collecting to make this fund raiser a resounding success. See you on Saturday!
Well, actually I hope to see you Friday evening as well for abbreviated pilgrimage to Our Lady of Consolation. What comfort she holds out to us.
Let us go to her and plead. She will hear and help.
I heard recently from Vivian Wainright, a former parishioner who moved away a few years ago. She misses us all, and misses St. Gertrude.
Please keep her and her health, as well as granddaughter Angela in your prayers. She thinks of us often, and prays for us.
May the Holy Cross be your protection, and Great St. Joseph your patron.
-Bishop Dolan