August 20, 2017 Update

A Special Message  from Very Reverend Father Neil S. Sullivan, VF, Pastor

God’s Providence has been at work in our refurbishment project.  We have trusted it. And now we need to trust it in these final steps.   We knew we had an aggressive construction schedule. Our construction crew worked hard all summer and we are grateful for their hard work.

No matter how well planned, there can be unexpected delays in any construction project. The majority of the work is complete. However, there were delays. So what this mean for us? Well …

Yes, were still having …
•Open House on Sunday, August 20, 2017 from 12:45 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
•Dinner on Derry Food Truck Fest 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. with activities and fellowship throughout our parish campus.

Nevertheless …Our beloved Shrine Church is not quite ready for us to have Mass in it. Our construction team needs just a few more days before they are completely satisfied.

So here’s the plan on Sunday, August 20, 2017, after the 11:30 a.m., we will process to the Narthex for the blessing of the church doors.

•Guided tours of the Shrine Church 12:45 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. You will be amazed!
•The first Mass in the newly refurbished Shrine Church will be Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 4:30 p.m.
•Murray Hall remains our Summer Church until Wednesday, August 23, 2017 through the 9:00 a.m. Mass.
•After the Wednesday 9:00 a.m. Mass, we need to begin converting Murray Hall back to a gym for school.
•We are unable to have Daily Mass, Rosary, or Adoration from Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. until confessions on Saturday at 3:30 p.m.

Thank you of your patience and understanding.

I look forward to seeing you this Sunday afternoon, showing you the church, and celebrating with you. We are in this together, as we continue to honor, witness, and celebrate the vision entrusted to us.

To download the complete letter, clicking on the link to Special Message from Father Sullivan