Parish announcements this week

65th ANNUAL HOLY DORMITION PILGRIMAGE will be held on August 10-11 at the motherhouse of the Sisters Servants of Mary Immaculate in Sloatsburg. This year’s theme is “Responding with the heart as did Mary and Josaphata”. The Sisters invite all our parishioners to attend! For information call: 845-753-2840 or

Awakenings —Adult Faith Formation: “Whoever is joined to the Lord becomes one spirit with him. So glorify God in your body.” (1 Cor 6: 17 … 20)

Humankind – in the Image and Likeness of God:  Having created us in his own image, God calls us to holiness: “May the God of peace himself sanctify you entirely; and may your spirit and soul and body be kept sound and blameless” (1 Thes 5:23). Saint Gregory of Nyssa thus states that Saint Paul uses “the word ‘body’ for the nutritive part; denoting the sensitive [part] by the word ‘soul,’ and the intellectual by the word ‘spirit.’” (Christ Our Pascha, 130)