Mary Help of Christians, pray for us!

08-26-2018Pastor's LetterRev. Gregory B. Wilson, VF

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Some great news: Beginning September 1, we are pleased to welcome Fr. Raymond Flores as our new parochial vicar. Father Raymond is a native of Brooklyn, NY, as are more than a few of our parishioners! He is 32 years old and was ordained in 2013. Father Raymond brings with him the joy and enthusiasm of our relatively newly ordained priests, and we are grateful the Bishop has assigned him to St. Mary’s. Next week’s bulletin will include an introduction from Father himself.

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The Waning Summer Sun

08-19-2018Pastor's LetterRev. Gregory B. Wilson, VF

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

We give a warm welcome to Fr. Jorge Fernandez, who will graciously help us in the interim until our new parochial vicar arrives in September. Father Jorge (pronounced “Hor-hay”) is a religious order priest of the Xaverian Missionaries of Yarumal and has served recently in Kenya for fourteen years. Father Jorge and his congregation have done a marvelous work of continuing to bring the Good News to the peoples of the world. Welcome, Father Jorge!

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Farewell from Father Michel

08-12-2018AllFr. Michel Bineen Mukad

Dear St. Mary’s,

Near the end of March of this year, Aiken was named by the Southern Living magazine as the best small town in the South. At that time, Mayor Rick Osbon echoed the famous expression by J. David Jameson, the Greater Aiken Chamber of Commerce President and CEO: “If you're lucky enough to live in Aiken, you're lucky enough.”

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Consuming Jesus, the Bread of Life

08-05-2018Pastor's LetterVery Rev. Gregory B. Wilson, VF

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Be sure to come out and show your appreciation to Fr. Michel for his wonderful priestly ministry in our parish. Father Michel’s farewell reception will be next Sunday, August 12, in St. Angela Hall from 2:00 to 3:30pm. On August 13, Fr. Michel begins at St. Louis in Dillon, SC, and Infant Jesus Mission in Marion, SC. How blessed we have been to have Fr. Michel for a little over a year! (Please note that Father Michel has requested that if people wish to give any monetary gifts, they be directed to St. Mary’s for the St. Juan Diego statue planned for the north garden.)

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