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Father Andy's Corner

Father Andy's Corner

Ordination Anniversary

Posted by Jonathan Mengoni on 9/04/21

Dear parishioners and friends,

This coming Tuesday, August 31st, marks the 36th anniversary of my ordination to the priesthood along with nine other men. And although it was a glorious day, I’m sure that none of us could ever have imagined what the church and priesthood would look like ... Read More »

Pentecost

Posted by Jonathan Mengoni on 5/25/21

Dear Parishioners and Friends,

Happy Pentecost! Happy Birthday! Happy Confirmation Sunday!

The Holy Spirit has never stopped moving in the Catholic Church! Since it all began on that first Pentecost, we as a church have worked diligently, building up God’s kingdom here on earth. We are the ones responsible ... Read More »

Our Connectedness To One Another

Posted by Jonathan Mengoni on 5/04/21

Dear parishioners and friends,   As we congratulate the 35 children who are receiving our Lord in their First Holy Communion this weekend, we are reminded of our connectedness to Jesus and to one another. This Sunday's gospel speaks of Jesus being the vine and we , the branches. ... Read More »

Discipleship

Posted by Jonathan Mengoni on 1/25/21

Dear parishioners and friends,

I know that this may come as a huge shock, but your pastor, Fr. Andy, was never recruited by any college, anywhere in the United States to play football. Yes, it is true. I never received a football scholarship. I did however, receive invitations from ... Read More »

This Upcoming Christmas

Posted by Jonathan Mengoni on 12/20/20

Dear parishioners and friends,   it is difficult for me to believe that I am celebrating my fourth Christmas with you this year. This Christmas however, is like no other that I, and I venture to say you, have ever experienced. Throughout 2020 we have been asked to make ... Read More »

Worshiping In a Covid-19 Church: Third of a Three-Part Series

Posted by Jonathan Mengoni on 9/20/20

WORSHIPPING IN A COVID-19 CHURCHThird of a three part series by fellow parishioners

To My Family and Friends of Sacred Heart of Jesus,

Before I begin my reflection on our lives and the Coronavirus, Iwould like to thank Father Andy and Gayle Castellani for thehonor of allowing me to ... Read More »

Worshiping in a Covid-19 Church: Second of a Three Part Series

Posted by Jonathan Mengoni on 9/09/20

WORSHIPPING IN A COVID-19 CHURCHSecond of a three part series by fellow parishioners

Dear parishioners and friends,

My fiancée Collin and I are really excited for the opportunity towrite this letter on the experience of worshipping in a COVIDchurch.

Before the COVID church, I looked forward to Sundays by ... Read More »

Worshiping in a Covid-19 Church: First of a three part series

Posted by Jonathan Mengoni on 8/30/20

WORSHIPING IN A COVID-19 CHURCHFirst of a three part series by fellow parishioners

Dear parishioners and friends,

It is with much joy that I share with you our family’s gratitude inreturning to Holy Mass at our beloved Sacred Heart of JesusChurch. So much has changed in our lives since ... Read More »

Ministering In A Covid-19 Church: Part 2

Posted by Jonathan Mengoni on 8/18/20

MINISTERING IN A COVID-19 CHURCHSecond of a three part series

Dear parishioners and friends,

When I joined the Sacred Heart staff full-time last September asDirector of Worship, one of the first things Father Andy told mewas that my job would “evolve,” and be “ever-changing”- littledid any of us know ... Read More »

Ministering In A Covid-19 Church: Part 1

Posted by Jonathan Mengoni on 8/12/20

MINISTERING IN A COVID-19 CHURCHFirst of a three part series

Dear parishioners and friends,

Ministering during a pandemic is much like rafting down theDelaware River. How you ask? Let me share my recent adventurewith you. I was taken far, far out of my comfort zone when myfamily suggested a ... Read More »

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