From the Pastor’s Desk by Fr. Terry Kerner,

Speaking for the parish I want to thank all who have contributed to the Catholic Services Appeal (CSA) thus far. Your support has been generous with so many of you sharing what you can to make it successful. We are not done yet. Throughout the summer donations can always be made via the mail or in the offertory box. Currently, after four weeks, we find ourselves at 106% of our target. At this point any contributions made now remain in the parish. The “over the top” funds will be used to replace the aging air conditioning unit for the church. I think we all have an interest in achieving that goal! Once again many thanks for all the support.

This past Thursday, June 6th Americans had the privilege to remember the 80tn Anniversary of D-Day. This pivotal event in WW Il literally changes the course of the war and our own history. Most who had a direct participation on that day, indeed during the world war, are leaving us. We pray that their legacy be not forgotten nor ignored. It is only appropriate that the sons and daughters of the men and women who participated in the landings at Normandy know the words spoken to them by their Supreme Commander, General Dwight D. Eisenhower a few hours before the commencement of the invasion:

You are about to embark upon the Great Crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you. The hope and prayers of liberty-loving people everywhere march with you. In company with our brave Allies and brothers-in-arms on other Fronts, you will bring about the destruction of the German war machine, the elimination of Nazi tyranny over the oppressed peoples of Europe, and security for ourselves in a free world.

Your task will not be an easy one. Your enemy is well trained, well equipped and battle hardened. He will fight savagely.

I have full confidence in your courage, devotion to duty and skill in battle. We will accept nothing less than full Victory!

Good Luck! And let us beseech the blessing of Almighty God upon this great and noble undertaking.


Soldiers, Sailors, and Airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Force!