Posts by St Damien Parish
From the Pastor’s Desk: Parish 2022-2023 Financial Statements
This weekend is the second of three weekends in which we are formally talking about our parish stewardship of treasure appeal. Last weekend we talked about why we need to do this campaign. This weekend we are focusing on some of the particulars of this stewardship appeal; discussing the current state of our finances, the giving levels possible, and the importance of electronic giving. It is vital that everyone consider using electronic giving. By setting up a certain level of…
From the Pastor’s Desk (March 30, 2022)
A note from our pastor, Fr. Tom Newton.
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…