2015

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

Thursday, December 24, Christmas Vigil Mass:
Christmas Vigil Mass entrance-1
The entrance procession included the children of the parish bringing up the Christ child figure to add to the crech. Fr. John was the celebrant assisted by Deacon Chuck Moss and acolyes Mary-Lou Giacomelli, Karen Kahn, Tony Tomassoni, and Jess Franta.
Christmas Vigil Mass entrance-2
Christmas Vigil Mass first and second readers, schultz and moss
The First Reading was proclaimed by Patti Schultz and the Second Reading by Rose Moss.
Christmas Vigil Mass choir
The choir for the Mass sang several prelude Christmas songs before the Mass began. In this photo, they are singing the Responsorial Psalm. To hear some selected songs from the Mass, click here for an audio file or click here for a simple movie file with captions. From left to right the members are: Jacquie Stewart, Beth Goddard, Lisa Guarnere, Suzanne Lacy, Brenda Wilson, Christina Wilson (director), Joanie Houston, Jared Fuller, Joe D'Angelo, Pat O'Connor, Braden Wilson, and Doug Bayer.
Christmas Vigil Mass gospel and homily
Deacon Moss proclaimed the Gospel and Fr. John spoke the homily.

Saturday, October 17, Anita Henrich's Mass of Christian Burial:
Anita Henrich burial Mass

Friday, August 14, Paul Schleser's Funeral Service:
Paul Schleser
The Eucharistic Service was celebrated at 2:00 p.m., followed by military honors.

Sunday, August 9, Fr. Nick Concelebrates Mass with Fr. John and Fr. Jonathan:
Fr. Nick's cake
A cake to celebrate Fr. Nick's new assignment reading: "May God bless you, Fr. Nic."
Fr. Nick's Mass entrance
Fr. Nick's Mass homily
Fr. John spoke the Homily at the Mass (acolytes Mary-Lou Glacomellt and Karen Kahn, concelebrants
Fr. Nick and Fr. Jonathan).
Fr. Nick's Mass communion
Fr. Nick's Mass blessing
Fr. John gave Fr. Nick (surrounded by parishioners) a special blessing for a successful new assignment.
Fr. Nick's Mass recessional

Sunday, August 2, Fr. John Farley Celebrates His First Mass at OLA:
Fr. John Farley first Mass 1
Fr. John first Mass 2
Fr. John first Mass 3
Fr. John first Mass 4
Fr. John was assisted by Deacon Mike and acolytes Grace Flynn and Karen Kahn.
Fr. John first Mass 5
Deacon Mike 8th anniversary cake
A second cake was for Deacon Mike's 8th anniversary.

Fr. Jonathan Fassero  
August 11, Tuesday, Final Mass for Visiting Priest, Fr. Fassero:

Our parish is blessed to have Fr. Jonathan Fassero O.S.B. with us while Father Nick takes his annual vacation in the month of July. Father Jonathan is a monk of Saint Meinrad Archabbey, Seminary and School of Theology in St. Meinrad, Indiana.

Thank you so much for another wonderful summer visit to our faith community.

Sunday, June 28, Fr. Nick's Final Mass as OLA Parish Administrator:
Final Mass 1
Entrance Procession with Fr. Nick and Deacon Mike with acolyetes Tony Tomassoni, Karen Kahn, and Richard Kohler. Also present was a visiting priest and deacon from Colorado Springs.
final Mass homily
final Mass communion
final Mass announcement

Sunday, June 28, D'Angelo 60th Wedding Anniversary Blessing by Fr. Nick:
06-28DAngelo-blessing 2D'Angelo anniversary blessing 1

Sunday, June 21, Father's Day Blessing:
Father's Day blessing
At the end of Mass, Fr. Nick gave a blessing for all the parish fathers.
Father's day choir
The parish choir grew both in joyous voice and numbers at the Father's Day Mass.
Father's Day choir & kids
Young children of the parish were invited to participate in the Recessional Hymn.

Friday, June 19, Michael Whalen, Mass of Christian Burial:
Whalen Funeral 8
For additional photos of the Mike Whalen Mass of Christian Burial, click here.

Saturday, May 30, Yard Clean-Up Day:
Yard Clean-Up 1
Yard Clean-Up 2

Sunday, May 24, Sacrament of Confirmation and Memorial Day Blessing:
Dominic Garcia, Confirmation 1
Dominic Garcia, with his sponsor Michelle Tompkins, received the Sacrament of Confirmation from Fr. Nick with Deacon Mike assisting.
Memorial Day Blessing 1
At the end of Mass, Fr. Nick blessed the Memorial Day wreath before Terry Napolitan, Dorothy and Wayne Guilmette processed out to place it at the base of the U.S. National Flag pole.

Sunday, May 10, Mother's Day Blessing:
Mother's Day Blessing 1
The Mass on May 10 was celebrated by Fr. Nick and assisted by Deacon Mike and acolytes Karen Kahn and Mary-Lou Giacomelli. After a Mother's Day blessing and sprinkling of holy water by Fr. Nick, prayer cards and flowers were distributed to the mothers of the parish.
Mother's Day Blessing 2
Mother's Day Blessing 3

Sunday, May 3, May Crowning and the Sacrament of Holy Communion:
May Crowning, entrance
The Mass on May 3 was celebrated by Fr. Nick and assisted by Deacon Mike and acolytes Karen Kahn, Tony Tomassoni, and Richard Kohler. The youth of the parish and members of the Knights of Columbus were also a part of the entrance procession.
May Crowning, incensing
May Crowning, blessing
Prior to the beginning of the Mass, Fr. Nick blessed the May Crown which was then placed on the statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
May Crowning, placing crown
May Crowning, gifts
The gifts were brought up to Fr. Nick by the Flynn family.
Holy Communion, Andrew Flynn 1
Fr. Nick celebrated the Sacrament of Holy Communion for Andrew Flynn.
Holy Communion, Andrew Flynn 3
A reception was held in the Parish Center for Andrew Flynn.

Easter Triduum 2015

Sunday, March 29, Palm Sunday:
Procession Palm Sunday
For more photos of the Palm Sunday Mass, click here.

Friday, March 13 — Barbara Campbell, Mass of Christian Burial:
Barbara Campbell funeral 1
Barbara Campbell funeral 2
Dorothy Urban gave the eulogy before the Mass and Art Ondrejka was the first reader.
Barbara Campbell funeral 3
Connie Ondrejka was the second reader. Deacon Mike incenses the Book of Gospels with Richard Kohler and Karen Kahn serving as acolytes.
Book of Gospels 4

Sunday, February 8 — Sacrament of Holy Communion:
Dernovsek First Communion
Fr. Nick and Deacon Mike performed the Sacrament of First Communion for Andrew Dernovsek.

Sunday, February 1 — Blessing of the Throats:
blessing of the throats 1
Fr. Nick and Deacon Mike performed the Blessing of the Throats after Mass.

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