October 9, 2014

A Priceless Privilege

by DRVC Website

It is indeed a privilege for me to attend the special needs masses which are celebrated in parishes throughout the Island.  I wish I could get to all of them , but am happy  to attend those I can.  I  gratefully add my prayers to the prayers of the worshiping community for all of the people throughout the diocese who have special needs.

My children who have Down syndrome especially enjoy celebrating with the parishioners of St. John of God in Central Islip.  Some of the volunteers in this ministry  are pictured in the accompanying photograph. The bilingual mass here  is truly intercultural, uniting all of us in joyful praise and thanksgiving.   How wonderful that we can worship the loving Father who created us all in His wonderful image together!