PHOTO ALBUM

1-Members of the Parish who read the Prayer of the Faithful in ten different languages 2-Leading the Singing 3-Raed Awwad reading the Second Reading-reading 4-We couldn't have done it without the altar servers 5-The choir leads and inspires 6-instructions-from-the-bishop 7-servers-at-work 8-do-you-promiseINSTALLATION OF FATHER JOHN AS PASTOR – 13 May 2017

Entering the Church
Entering the Church
Incensing the altar
Incensing the altar
Beginning the Mass
Beginning the Mass
Brother Albert reads the First Reading
Brother Albert reads the First Reading
Fr. John introducing the representatives from the different Mass sites and ministries
Fr. John introducing the representatives from the different Mass sites and ministries
A special Thank You to the Musicians
A special Thank You to the Musicians
Fr. John kneeling before the Bishop
Fr. John kneeling before the Bishop
Receiving the Bishop's blessing for the new assignment
Receiving the Bishop’s blessing for the new assignment
Fr. John preaching
Fr. John preaching
Applause is always welcome
Applause is always welcome
Fr. John embracing the people
Fr. John embracing the people
Following the Prayer of the Faithful, which was read in 10 languages, reflecting the variety of the English Language Parish
Following the Prayer of the Faithful, which was read in 10 languages, reflecting the variety of the English Language Parish

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Blessing children is always a special joy
Blessing children is always a special joy

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This isn't a great picture but I baptized this baby, and it is always good to see him
This isn’t a great picture but I baptized this baby, and it is always good to see him

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PICTURES FROM THE RECEPTION AFTER THE INSTALLATION – 13 May 2017

Before the Crowds arrived
Before the Crowds arrived
Bishop Shomali's cake - his birthday was the following Monday and we were going to surprise him - but he left right after Mass. Surprise!
Bishop Shomali’s cake – his birthday was the following Monday and we were going to surprise him – but he left right after Mass. Surprise!
Fr. John actually got a piece of his own cake, and the frosting has "Sheehan" on it
Fr. John actually got a piece of his own cake, and the frosting has “Sheehan” on it
Sometimes you have to take pictures yourself
Sometimes you have to take pictures yourself
It's never official without a "selfie"
It’s never official without a “selfie”

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too many choices
too many choices
Making the tough decisions
Making the tough decisions
Notice the child whose head just reaches the top of the table
Notice the child whose head just reaches the top of the table
The only thing better than good food is when someone brings it to you
The only thing better than good food is when someone brings it to you

 

Chocolate with strawberries. Yum.
Chocolate with strawberries. Yum.
Always room for one more
Always room for one more
My favorite picture of the day - if only every parishioner were as happy as she is.
My favorite picture of the day – if only every parishioner were as happy as she is.