Peace to you from the rectory! I hope that your summer is going well. Later this week, I will be heading off to visit my parents and other family and friends for a two week vacation in Ann Arbor, MI. While in Michigan, I look forward to sharing with them the excitement we have had at the parish in the last month, with the arrival of our new Parochial Vicar, Fr. Steven, and our new transitional deacon, Deacon Kevin. It will be a joy to report to them the ways in which God continues to bless St. Philip Parish.
Before heading off for this vacation, I want to say a word of gratitude to Deacon Kevin, Fr. Steven and Pamela Copley and all their helpers, for a very successful “Athletes For Christ” parish summer camp that just wrapped up last week. It was truly a time of fun, sports, snacks, song and prayer! Now our young “athletes for Christ” in the parish are a little closer to Jesus and Mary, and by this closeness, able to practice those virtues that bring success both on the playing field and in life.
As indicated above, while in Michigan I look forward to sharing with family and friends the blessings of this parish. Please know that during this break I will also be praying for all of you, that God will continue to bless us on our path of discipleship. Have a great rest of the summer! St. Philip the Apostle – pray for us!
Your servant in Christ, Fr. Donahue