Grace and peace to you, today and always. As we enter the Second Week of Advent and prepare for the sacred “launch” of the Jubilee Year of Mercy, I am pleased to inform you of two wonderful additions to our parish leadership. With the blessing of His Eminence Archbishop Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Sr. Carol Barnes, SC and Mr. Stephen Weyer, Esq, have graciously agreed to take on the role of parish trustees, effective January 1, 2016. As trustees, Sr. Carol and Steve will approve our fiscal operations, guide and endorse developments in our mission, and advise me on matters of substance that will be brought to them regularly. I’m sure you know both of these good people --if not from their contributions, then certainly by their faces!