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This commonly used word that caught my attention on the front page of the Parish Bulletin not only made me feel happy to be in Charlestown (although for just a brief time) but also helped me to appreciate my being here.
In the parable Gospel story last week, the message of “the Good Samaritan” captured the heart of our Christian faith. The victim who was left totally abandoned nearly half dead realized that the loving and totally dedicated sacrifice that was offered by the Samaritan traveler gave him “hope”, while the other two travelers just went away on the other side.
We “all” come to be fed at the Eucharist by Jesus who is the Bread of Life. The love exhibited by the compassion of the Good Samaritan reminds us why we are welcomed here by the Lord Jesus who invites us to receive God’s love in our journey of life.
I am so delighted to be here to experience with you this greatest gift of our faith. Your presence, which reveals your welcome to me, is truly a blessing for me. I pray that my time here will inspire me to fulfill the words of last week’s Good Samaritan Parable that I heard from the Lord—His command to live God’s love in order to achieve eternal life by following the example of The Good Samaritan:
Go and do likewise
~ Fr. Gianni
Welcome to Fr. Vincent Gianni, our new Interim Administrator! We are happy to welcome Fr. Vincent Gianni to our Parish! Fr. Gianni is a senior priest in the Archdiocese of Boston and has been assigned as the Interim Administrator to St. Francis de Sales and St. Mary-St. Catherine of Siena Parishes.
Like Fr. Ron Coyne, Fr. Gianni is on the Emergency Response Team, a group of priests who are assigned to parishes when a pastor is away or one is waiting to be assigned. Fr. Gianni will be guiding our Parishes until the end of summer, at which time a new pastor is expected to be assigned. Please introduce yourself to Fr. Gianni when the opportunity presents itself. You will find him to be a very warm, happy, and kind priest who loves people and has a great sense of humor.
Bienvenido al p. ¡Vincent Gianni, nuestro nuevo administrador interino! Estamos felices de dar la bienvenida al P. Vincent Gianni a nuestra Parroquia! Padre Gianni es un sacerdote sénior en la Arquidiócesis de Boston y ha sido asignado como Administrador Interino de las parroquías de St. Francis de Sales y St. Mary-St. Catherine of Siena.
Como el p. Ron Coyne, el Padre. Gianni está en el Equipo de Respuesta a Emergencias, un grupo de sacerdotes que son asignados a las parroquias cuando un párroco está fuera o uno está esperando ser asignado. Padre Gianni guiará nuestras parroquias hasta el final del verano, el momento en que se espera que se asigne un nuevo párroco. Por favor, preséntese al p. Gianni cuando se presente la oportunidad. Encontrará que es un sacerdote muy cálido, alegre y amable que ama a la gente y tiene un gran sentido del humor.