As the month of June wanes, we look forward to the summer ahead of us. One of the traditions in Milford and across the country is the annual fireworks celebration connected with the Fourth of July, the annual celebration of the birth of our nation. Here in Milford, the Fourth of July fireworks celebration is scheduled for this Friday evening, July 1. By way of advance notice, the Knights of Columbus will be organizing parking in the church lot for a nominal fee. It helps both ways: the Knights raise valuable funds to help the parish and the wider community and revelers are able to park for a nominal fee within a decent walking distance to the show. I hope you will consider taking advantage of the opportunity.
This Thursday, June 30, at 7:00 PM, the St. Ann Church Choir under the direction of Peter DeMarco will present a concert at the church. Peter is a very capable choir director and I am sure that the performance will be superb. You might consider attending. The church is air-conditioned and there is plenty of parking. I plan to attend the concert myself.
As we reach the half-way mark of the year, an update on the Archbishop’s Annual Appeal is warranted. As of this writing, you, the good people of the parish, have pledged nearly $70,000 to the 2016 Appeal. The Archbishop’s Annual Appeal does so much to promote the important work of the Archdiocese and through its outreach program provides funding to many local charitable organizations. If you have not yet made a gift, please consider doing so. So many people across the Archdiocese as well as right here in Milford are assisted. In this Year of Mercy when we are called to Be Merciful as the Father, supporting the Archbishop’s Annual Appeal is a concrete way of showing mercy to those in need.
Have a wonderful week!!!
Rev. Aidan N. Donahue
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