May 26, 2019

Memorial Day is observed on the last Monday of May to honor the brave men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military.  Originally known as Decoration Day, it was first observed following the Civil War and it became an official holiday in 1971.  As you know, freedom is not free.  Please take some time this weekend to remember and to offer a prayer of thanks for those who paid the ultimate price to safeguard our freedom and liberty.  Fr. Cyrus Gallagher asked me to pass along his gratitude for your warm welcome to him during his recent visit to our parish and for your support to Unbound ministry.  He said 85 children, youth and elders received new friends through the generosity of our parishioners.  The Youth Ministry Golf Tournament will take place at Lake Hickory Country Club Catawba Springs on Saturday, June 15 at 1:00 pm.  We are still in need of teams and sponsors for this tournament.  Pleases call Sarah Rose at (828) 327-2341 to register for this event in support of our wonderful youth.  Our Hispanic community will provide a meal featuring Latino cuisine after the 11:00 am and 1:00 pm Masses this weekend to benefit the DSA.  Please join us for fine food, fellowship, and fun!

Sincerely Yours in Christ,
Fr. Larry LoMonaco