From the Desk of Father McCartney
My dear people of St. Mary’s:
I was very happy to be able to introduce myself to you at all the masses last weekend. The ship is underway! I am also glad to report that Fr. Lauder has returned to us following his knee replacement surgery; he offered the 12:15 pm mass for us last weekend.
This weekend Dom Elias Carr, the headmaster of All Saints Regional Catholic School in Glen Cove, will be speaking to us at all the masses. As you know, All Saints is the regional school we participate in here at St. Mary’s. Serving children from Prekindergarten through the Eighth Grade, it offers an excellent academic curriculum, sports and other activities, as well as superior formation in the Catholic Faith. Many of us are products of Catholic education. If you are, you know how valuable that education is for a lifetime, and for an eternity. At this time, when so many Catholic schools are closing, it is a blessing to have such a fine Catholic school in our neighborhood as an option for our children.
Fr. Elias will be inviting interested families to an open house on Wednesday, March 6, from 7:00 to 9:00 pm at the school. I encourage all families in the parish to consider the benefits of a Catholic education for their children.