Dear Parishioners and FRIENDS.
     TOMORROW we Catholics celebrate the FEAST OF THE ANNUNCIATION; that means the archangel GABRIEL asked Mary if she would accept t=o become the Mother of JESUS, our Savior.
So it is the date of the IMMACULATE CONCEPTION. (In fact if you add 9 months, we come to December 25, the date of the birth of Jesus).
     It is a great feast, because it is the beginning of our Salvation; Jesus begins to be present as man in our world. MARY WAS A VERY COURAGEOUS YOUNG WOMAN; the salvation of Mankind was depending on her YES (=FIAT). And we are lucky that she said YES to the Angel.

TOMORROW we want to UNITE WITH THE HOLY FATHER in prayer for the PANDEMIC of COVIT 19.
So we will get up early and at 7:00am TOGETHER IN OUR HOMES we will recite THE OUR FATHER.
The Pope tells us to say it more times during the day, so I invite you to REPEAT THE OUR FATHER AT NOON (Together with the Angelus) and at NIGHT, after the Holy Rosary.
Let us raise our voice as a hwole human family, to ask God for Mercy and healing.

LET ME SUGGEST a few things, now that we have so much time in our hands.
1 – This is the time for a good SPIRITUAL BOOK. If you don’t have one in your house, I suggest to google: “Story of a Soul” The autobiography of St. Therese of Lisieux. Or “THE DIARY” of St. Faustina Kowalska.
2 – Watch a good movie: THE STORIES OF THE BIBLE. They are old but good.
3 – Some good music from Taize’ :https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkfSQO9aQG8
and if you are Italian, check the TELEMATER PLAYLIST, which was one of my initiatives when I was in New York. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkCw2ZwSyPEK-GdIuvx9MUA/playlists


About Fr. Walter

Father Walter Tonelotto was born in Italy in 1947 and entered the Scalabrini Seminary at an early age. At 20 he was sent by his superiors to study Theology at St. Joseph’s Seminary in Dunwoodie, New York and then to the Toronto School of Theology. He holds a Master in Divinity from St. Paul’s University in Ottawa and a Master in Moral Theology from Union Theological Seminary at Columbia University, New York City.