|Posted on July 20, 2011 at 8:09 AM|
Last night approximately 40 members joined with Father Tony as we celebrated Mass at the Shrine in Hauppauge. Some of the members sat in the chapel while others sat outdoors. Mary Monte led the Rosary at 6:30 in the chapel and Pat O'Hara led the Rosary outdoors at 6:40.
As always, Father Tony has a way of speaking right to you ~ it is as if he truly knows what is going on in each of our daily lives. We cannot thank him enough for being willing to celebrate Mass for us at this beautiful, peaceful setting.
Sally Rolfe and her husband and family (her parents built the shrine in 1940's) maintaines the shrine each day and honors St. Therese feast day (first weekend in Oct.) with a magnificent celebration on the shrine property. Sally joined us at Mass and spent some time talking to us at the end of Mass. She welcomes all of us to stop in at any time to say a prayer.
Father Tony opened Mass with all of us singing This is Holy Ground ~ These are Holy Hands. How befitting, the shrine is on holy ground and we are all holy, using our hands to do God's work here on earth.
May God bless Sally and her family for all they do and for her warm welcome of our group.
May we all be blessed and continue to do "little things" for God and each other with the greatest Love.
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