Posts from 2021

Posts from 2021

From the Pastor’s Desk (December 1, 2021

I have scheduled two parish meetings to discuss the plan forward for some Church renovations.  Renovations will begin right after Christmas.  The meetings will be held at 9:00 AM following the 8:30 AM Mass on Thursday, December 2 at St. Augustine Church and at 10:00 AM following the 9:00 AM Mass on Sunday, December 5 at St. Augustine Church.  All parishioners are invited to attend one of these sessions to hear the plan. Peace,Fr. Tom Newton

Gallery: St. Damien Parish Evening of Gratitude Dinner (2021)

On Friday, November 4th, 2021, St. Damien Parish held its Evening of Gratitude at the Flanders Hotel in Ocean City to thank all of the ministers and volunteers of our parish community. It was a stupendous event with inspiring music, prayer, and plenty of good food. Below is a gallery of photographs taken at the event.

From the Pastor’s Desk (Oct. 17, 2021)

I am pleased to announce the following staff changes for St. Damien Parish: Effective Wednesday, October 12, 2021 · Karen Malkiewicz returns from family leave to work on Thursdays and Fridays as the Office Administrative Assistant. · Tina Boylan continues her work one day per week and will now be the St. Damien Wedding and Baptism Coordinator.  Tina will also do other administrative functions as directed by me. Effective Monday, October 18, 2021 · Joanne Kelly will be the Pastoral Associate for Justice…

A Word on Our Winter Mass Schedule

We have reached a point as a community where it is necessary to make some changes to the St. Damien liturgical schedule.  The personnel is just no longer available to cover all of the Masses that we currently have scheduled.  I realize that these decisions are never easy, however I ask for your support.  After consultation with our staff and members of the Pastoral Council, I have made the following decisions: As of Columbus Day, Monday, October 11, 2021 we…

Welcome Shawn Bobien, Assistant for Worship & Music!

On behalf of the St. Damien Parish Community, I would like to welcome Shawn Bobien, who will be joining our Parish Staff as the Assistant for Worship and Music. Shawn brings extensive professional experience as a pianist and drummer, audio engineer, and music producer, with a special background in music for worship. While continuing his role as Director of Worship Arts at the Mount Zion Baptist Church of Pleasantville, Shawn will work part time for St. Damiens, providing musical accompaniment…

From the Pastor’s Desk (May 30, 2021)

Beginning on Friday, May 28th, those participating in Mass, who are vaccinated against COVID-19, are no longer required to wear masks.  Those who are not yet vaccinated are encouraged to wear masks in accord with CDC guidelines. Obviously, anyone who desires to still wear a mask is permitted to do so and I encourage all parishioners and visitors to get vaccinated.  In addition, all pews will be opened for seating.  Per the governor’s statement, all social distancing requirements are lifted…
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