Thank You Again and Again
My dear friends, so many of you responded to my last message. I could not respond sooner to your prayerful, loving and caring words. Every time I read your words, my eyes begin welling up with tears. I really don’t know how to thank you for kind and loving words. As promised in my last message to you, here in brief is what has happened to me since then. It is almost a year now since I began this journey. After all chemo (12) and radiation (20) treatments I had taken during the past several months, the PET Scan done on May 2nd has revealed that, although most areas of my body where cancer was found have been healed, there are some areas around my lungs and heart where the PET Scan has revealed presence of the cancer. Therefore, I will have to go through tests for that and then my Oncologist will decide on further treatments. I have an appointment with the Oncologist on June 15th and I am hoping she will determine appropriate treatments. I know you will be concerned about me. Please do not worry, just pray that Our God who knows what is going on in my life will take care of me. I remember you all, especially the little ones whom I miss so terribly, in my prayers, especially during my daily Mass and Rosary. I will let you know what happens next. Again, I thank you all for loving me and caring for me. I love you all. May God bless you.
Note that our evening Bible Study will be on Thursday evenings (7:30pm after mass) to accommodate more people’s schedule.
Announcing St. Mary’s 2018 Golf Tournament !!
When? Saturday May 26th, noon
Where? Canadian Golf and Country Club
See the St Marys Open Golf tournament letter for details on price and how to reserve your spot!
As you have probably seen or heard, the parish has a subscription to FORMED that you are encouraged to take advantage of. Click on the FORMED image in the right side-bar to be taken to St. Mary’s sign up page. Just enter your name, e-mail and make up a password for yourself, and you’ll have access to hundreds of videos, studies and e-books on your Catholic faith.
Thanks to Mike for the picture…
Message to Parishioners
My dear Parishioners of St. Mary’s, as I mentioned to you in my previous message, I began the radiation treatments on Thursday, January 11th, and yesterday, February 7th, I had my final (20th) treatment. I did not experience any side effects listed in the information sheet they gave me. I am very thankful to God for being so kind and merciful to me and to you for praying for me. The radiation Oncologist told me that I will have to wait for 12 weeks after the final radiation treatment before they can send me for PET Scan to determine whether or not I have been fully healed of the cancer. I am confident that so far the good Lord has heard your prayers. The neuropathy in my feet still continues to bother me. I sincerely thank Fr. Cosmas and all of you for keeping me in your prayers. Please continue to pray for me. I will pray for you and your families, especially the children. Again, thank you all and God bless you.
Fr. Cosmas will be leading a Pilgrimage to the Holy Land from October 17-25, 2018. Leaving from Ottawa and arriving in Tel Aviv, the tour will include visits to such places as Capernaum, a boat tour of the Sea of Galilee, a tour of Cana, Bethlehem, Jerusalem, the Dead Sea, Jericho, the “Wailing Wall”, Nazareth, Mount Tabor and much more. The cost for this exciting nine day trip is $3290.00 (Ottawa dep., incl all taxes and tips). Anyone interested in taking this trip or wishing to have more information about it, should pick up a hand-out on the tables at the church entrance or check the bulletin board for the poster.
Travel arrangements are by International Heritage Tours