I want to thank everyone who helped making the celebration of our patronal festival so beautiful and so joyous. Bishop Caggiano was genuinely pleased to be with us once again. The Mass was splendid with Mozart's Sparrow Mass as the setting. And who could have a dry eye after hearing the Laudate Dominum after Communion?
Such perfect weather for our procession! Our Lady of Norwalk blessed our whole city as her image was solemnly carried through the streets. We paused to say the Angelus to let the world know that the Word became flesh in order to save us from our sins and give us a sure hope of eternal life. The fireworks before we reentered the church was another exuberant burst of joy.
And then to the celebration with great food and music. It was good to see so many young families there with their children. To all the women who helped serve a special thanks must be given. To those who set up and those who cleaned up—another thank you. We thank God for this opportunity for the whole parish to come together to celebrate the many graces bestowed on our parish through Our Lady, to whom our parish is dedicated. Let us make good use of this grace to allow our parish to fulfill its singular and important mission of renewal of the liturgy and a return to Tradition.
Father Richard Gennaro Cipolla