2014

Photo Credits — Ed Stewart unless otherwise noted
Be sure to check the captions of larger events for links to additional photos.

Thursday, December 25 — Christmas Day Mass:
Creche
Christmas Day decorations
Christmas Day choir
The Christmas Day choir was directed by Christina Wilson.
Christmas Day entrance
Fr. Nick and Deacon Mike celebrated the Christmas Day Mass with acolytes Jess and Michael Franta.
Christmas Day readers, Lisa Guarnere
The First Reading was proclaimed by Ken Goertz and the Second Reading by Lisa Guarnere.
Christmas Day homily
Deacon Mike proclaimed the Gospel and Fr. Nick spoke the Homily.

Wednesday, December 24— Christmas Eve Mass:
Christmas Eve Choir
The Christmas Eve Mass choir song selection included a solo by Brenda Wilson.
Entrance Christmas Eve
Fr. Nick and Deacon Mike celebrated the Mass with acolytes Brooke and Grace Flynn.
Christmas Eve incensing 1
Christmas Eve incensing 2
Christmas Eve readers
The First Reading was proclaimed by Sandy Dunlap and the Second Reading by Jacquie Stewart.
Christmas Eve gospel & homily
Deacon Mike proclaimed the Gospel and Fr. Nick spoke the Homily.

Sunday, November 9 — Veteran's Day Blessing by Fr. Nick:
Vetsday1
Vets day 2

October 26 — Birthday Celebration for Fr. Nick and Christina Wilson:
Birthday cake Christina Wilson and Fr. Nick
birthday meal

September 7 and 14 — Sacraments of Reconciliation and First Communion:
Michael Lesser gifts
Fr. Nick, with Deacon Mike assisting, celebrated the Sacraments of Reconciliation on September 7
and First Communion on September 14 for Michael Lesser, grandson of parishioner Glenda Lesser-Wyles.
Michael Lesser communion 1
Michael Lesser communion 2
Michael Lesser cake

August 24 — Sacraments of Confirmation and First Communion:
Suzanne Lacy profession of fatih
Fr. Nick, with Deacon Mike assisting, celebrated the Sacraments of Confirmation and First Communion
for Suzanne Lacy. Connie and Art Ondrejka were her sponsors.
Suzanne Lacy confirmation
Suzanne Lacy first communion

August 15 — Parish Feast Day Celebration and Mortgage Burning With Bishop Berg:
Feast Day readers
Dianne Whalen and Bill Tschumper were the First and Second Readers.
Feast Day choir
Feast Day gospel and homily by Bishop Steven Berg
The gospel was proclaimed by Deacon Mike and Bishop Berg spoke the homily.
2014 burning mortgage
Bishop Berg burned a copy of the church mortgage to mark the end of that parish obligation with Deacon Mike and Fr. Nick assisting.
Feast Day recessional
Over a dozen Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus from the St. Ben's Parish attended the celebration.

May 27 — Jim Christoff, Mass of Christian Burial:
Jim Christoff funeral
Jim Christoff died on Wednesday, May 21, the OLA parish lost one of its longest standing parishioners. A rosary service was held at the parish on Monday, May 26, at 7:00 p.m. and a Mass of Christian Burial was held on Tuesday, at 10:00 a.m. also at the parish. There was a burial service at the Ula Cemetery after the Mass.

May 25 — Graduate Blessing:graduates
Fr. Nick gave a blessing to the graduates of the parish followed by a distribution of scholarships by A & R president, Anne Lumens. This year's graduates include: Henry Watson and Brenda Wilson (pictured); and Brian O'Connor and Shantell Lemons, represented by their mothers.

Mary 11 — Mother's Day:
Mother's Day 1
Some of the parish's mothers brought up the gifts to F. Nick with Deacon Mike and acolytes Michael and Jess Franta assisting.
Mother's Day 2
Fr. Nick gave a Mother's Day blessing to the mothers of the parish followed by a distribution of prayer cards and flowers by Deacon Mike and the acolytes.
Mother's Day 3

May 4 — May Crowning and Baptism of Baby Malakai:
May Crowning
On the left, Sarah Koudsi carried the crown while Fr. Nick performed the blessing. Then Adam Koudsi placed the crown on the Blessed Virgin Mary statue. For additional photos, click here.
Baptism of Baby Malakai
Fr. Nick with Deacon Mike assisting celebrated the Sacrament of Baptism for Baby Malakai. On the left are the god parents Glenda Lesser-Wyles and Donald Wayne Lesser. For more photos, click here.

April 27 — Divine Mercy Sunday:
Tompkins marriage
The Sacrament of Matrimony was celebrated by Deacon Mike with the blessing of the marriage of Adrian and Michelle Tompkins. For additional photos of this sacrament and those of the Sacraments of Confirmation and First Communion, click here.
Baby Alen baptism
Fr. Nick celebrated the Sacrament of Baptism for Alan Vincent Piquette. For additional photos, click here.

April 17 – 20, Easter Triduum:
Easter Triduum banner
To view photos from all the Easter Triduum services beginning with Holy Thursday, click above image. 

April 13, Palm Sunday:
Palm Sunday 2013 incensing palms
In the Parish Center, Fr. Nick and Deacon Mike incensed and blessed the palms with acolytes Michael Franta, Richard Kohler, Karen Kahn, and Grace Flynn (not pictured) before processing to the church for Mass.
   For additional photos, click here.

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