reminder: tonight we mark the 2nd anniversary of the dedication of
Holy Trinity Church with a concert entitled, “Sacred Song: Dwelling of
the Spirit,” presented by our Music Ministers at 7:30 p.m. in the
church. A $5.00 donation is suggested at the door. Fr. Joe is one of
the featured soloists.
The day we have been anticipating over the
summer months arrives next Sunday (October 24) at 1:00 p.m. with the
formal installation mass and afternoon party for Fr. Joe. We will also
include the new members of the Pastoral team: Fr. Rolly, Teresa Duran
(youth minister), Rafael Venegas (pastoral intern) and Francis Aguilar
Msgr. Bernard Leheny, the Episcopal Vicar,
will join us in the celebration. What’s an Episcopal vicar you ask?
Until a new Bishop was named to replace Bishop Joseph Sartoris, Msgr.
Leheny has been acting in his place. That’s what an Episcopal Vicar
does. So, for the past year or so Msgr. Leheny has presided over the
Sacrament of Confirmation in the San Pedro Region, performed other
duties at the bishop's office, all in addition to his working in his own
parish. The word Episcopal comes from the Greek word, episkopos, which
means overseer or supervisor.
Our celebration will combine our
communities: the English speaking and the Spanish speaking and replace
the regular 1:00 p.m. Spanish mass. Fr. Joe has asked that it be kept
simple but that it also be beautiful. I think the liturgy we have
planned will fit the bill.
We’ll also get a chance to meet some of Fr.
Joe’s family , so please mark your calendars and plan to attend to show
Fr. Joe our love and support. (October 17, 2004)