July 15, 2016
1. Congratulations to children and adults who were confirmed this Saturday by His Excellence Bishop Halko from Bratislava, Slovakia; here are their names: Jennifer Bandykova, Paulina Barboricova, Brian Barlik, Klaudia Barlik, Jacob Demcak, Rastislav Demcak, Ivan Dobosh, Joseph Dobosh, Karolina Hetesova, Kristina Horvathova, Viktoria Hrehova, Kristian Hric, Joseph Jerie, Adrian Jeziorski, Weronika Jeziorski, Jan Klinovsky, Katarina Klinovsky, Dominik Kovalcik, Nicole Kovalcik, David Kulka, Kimberly Labas, Simona Lysakova, Michal Markovic, Jr., Monika Markovic, Dominik Ondusko, Daniel Rusin, Richard Sec, Victoria Sec, Isabella Strajanekova, Julia Valencikova, Veronika Valencikova, Nick Vira and the following adults: Jaroslav Barnovský, Peter Gaspar, Matúš Gmitter, Iveta Lesay, Marán Szobonya and Vladimír Vernársky.
2. Congratulations to the children from our Slovak school who performed at the Third Annual Slovak Folklore Show last Sunday.
3. Last Sunday five children received First Holy Communion in the Good Shepherd Chapel on Roosevelt Island. For pictures go to our website Eastrivercatholics.org or see us on FaceBook.
4. Welcome back to Brendan who is still recovering from a minor surgery. Thank you to Adrian who in Brendan’s absence helped in Sacristy on Roosevelt Island.
5 Thank you to Isa, Jess and Peg who prepared our children for their First Holy Communion and are also involved in religious education on Roosevelt Island.
6. And thank you to all of you for your patience and understanding as we try to figure out how to merge together three parishes and how to grow together spiritually, mentally and physically. We are also managing seven properties and building a new church on Roosevelt Island. Over the years some of our properties fell into disrepair and needed repairs and upgrade. We are fixing as much as we can without interfering with our parish spiritual and cultural life. I am trying to keep you abreast of what is going on in my Baker’s Bits. If you cannot make it to the church and pick up the bulletin pleased visit our website Eastrivercatholics.org and click on bulletin tab to read my Baker’s Bits and the latest information about our parish. I pray that I am worthy of the task in our efforts that we all become a good, strong united parish.