View Archive

Entries for August 2020

I told my 91 year old grandmother (who, by the way, still walks to church everyday up on Long Island) about two weeks ago or so that the Archdiocese was assigning me to be the parochial administrator of Visitation Parish in Trooper.  She was so excited and said, “Oh! The Visitation of our Blessed Mother! Do you know the story of our Lady visiting Elizabeth?”  I told her I didn’t (jokingly) and she went into the narrative of the Blessed Mother visiting Elizabeth and then she stopped herself and said, “Wait a second. You know this don’t you?”  I sheepishly said, “Yes g...

Read More >

THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS NEED YOUR SUPPORT NOW MORE THAN EVER! Football Mania is the main source of funding for several charitable works including scholarships, youth activities, respect life activities, community outreach and parish support.  Your $20 donation gives you the chance to win over 308 total monetary prizes.    FOOTBALL MANIA IS GOING CONTACT FREE! PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS ONLINE “NOW” Via our website at www.kofc7565.org For sales via text and mail contact:  John Gatto (484)-919-2368. johngatto@mac.com Mark Deluca (484)-689-2918 mar...

Read More >

The Rosary Campaign will be participating in the national 54-Day Miracle Rosary Novena, which begins today, August 15, and ends October 7, the Feast of the Holy Rosary. This is an invitation to pray the Rosary daily for the next 54 days, following this schedule: August 15-September 10: Pray the Rosary in petition for peace and blessing for our nation and especially surrounding the election September 11-October 7: Pray the Rosary in thanksgiving, believing the favor has been granted To learn more, visit https://queenofpeacemedia.com/fifty-four-day-novena  Para leer esta informa...

Read More >

Rosary Rally for Peace in Our Nation

Posted on August 11, 2020 in: ProLife

Dear Friends, I'd like to invite everyone in the Archdiocese to participate in the Rosary Rally for Peace in Our Nation this Saturday, August 15, the Solemnity of the Assumption of Mary into Heaven.  Led by some excellent religious communities and seminarians, we are being asked to pray all four sets of the mysteries of the Rosary that day, asking Our Lady to obtain for us the radical transformation of our country.   Please see below for full details as well as announcements about a few other great events coming our way!   Yours in Christ, Meghan Cokeley Office for the ...

Read More >

Goodbye, Farewell, auf Wiedersehen, Adieu, & Ciao! Dear Friends:  I write to inform you of my impending departure as the Pastor of Visitation, BVM parish & of my reassignment as a Parochial Vicar with the status of Senior Priest. This means that I will join Msgr. Tom Murray as a Pastor Emeritus of Visi, & in just a few weeks the parish will then have 2 pastors’ emeriti. I learned over the course of the past year that this big, busy parish is too much for this one priest to handle, due to limitations regarding both my age & health. If I was a decade or two younger, then things would be diffe...

Read More >