Pastors Weekly Message, October 23. 2020

Congratulations to our parishioner Jim Meehan who was Elevated To Ministry Of Reader.
Bishop Frank J. Caggiano urged five candidates for the permanent diaconate to proclaim the Word of God to a “world that runs from the Truth,” during a Mass on October 20,.at which they were installed in the ministry of reader, a major step in their formation as deacons.
Jim Meehan holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from City University of New York. He has been the owner/operator of several businesses for historical window restoration, home heating oil delivery and heating/air conditioning.
He and his wife Athina are members of our parish, along with their children Christopher, Andrew and Christina. At Assumption, Jim serves as an extraordinary minister of Holy Communion and reader, coordinating both ministries. He also serves in the elderly/homebound ministry, acts as financial secretary for the Knights of Columbus, is a Confirmation Catechist in our Religious Education program, and is a volunteer coordinator at the Thomas Merton Center.
As readers of God’s Word, Jim will be able to proclaim it in a liturgical assembly, instruct children and adults in the faith, and prepare them to receive the sacraments. This is a milestone for the men who are discerning the vocation of deacon. …
God Bless,
Fr Cyrus