The new pastor/administrator for St. Mark's is Fr. Lennard Sabio, presently Associate Pastor at St. Louis De Montfort in Sound Beach. He will take his new position on June 26th, the date of my retirement after 43 years of service as a priest and 2 1/2 years as a deacon. It has been a pleasure serving here for 7 years. I appreciate your help in volunteering and donating to the different fund raisers. Thank you for your kindness and cooperation.
Thanks to the James V. Kavanaugh Council of the KofC in Mastic Beach for their generous gift of $500 toward our parking lot light fund. I appreciate their generosity.
We are at 91.4% of our Catholic Ministries Appeal goal. Thank you for your generosity.
Remember, cooperation is always superior to competition.
Next Thursday, May 23rd, we will have a special get together to honor our catechetical volunteers. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of them, in addition to Lynn Fein, our Faith Formation Director, for their excellent work throughout the year.
I am retiring after 43 years of service as a priest and 2 1/2 years as a deacon at the end of June. I have had the pleasure of serving at a number of different parishes and working with a variety of people. It has been an interesting and rewarding experience. It has taught me a lot about myself.