1969 Crompond Road
Cortlandt Manor, New York 10567

1969 Crompond Road
Cortlandt Manor, New York 10567
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Dear Friends,
Incredibly, in just a few short weeks I will complete my first full year as Pastor of Holy Spirit. It has been a great year.
I’ve enjoyed gathering with you for our liturgies and the special ones too, like the Italian Mass, the Thanksgiving Mass and the Easter Vigil. In my first year I’ve witnessed your generous spirit in the numerous charitable events we host, like the Wheel Chair campaign last fall, and the “Giving Tree” at Christmastime and the daily work that is done by the many volunteers of our Food Pantry. The Religious Education program brings a great deal of life and happiness to our parish. The kids are great!
Additionally, because of your enthusiasm, we’ve been able to form a number of committees that help to serve our parishioners in a variety of ways; the Finance Council, the Respect Life Committee, the Liturgy Committee, the Altar Committee, the 30’s and 40’s group. There will be more as we go along into our second year, namely, the Parish Council. All of it of course by way of enhancing our parish life as a vibrant community of faith.
I’m grateful to be Pastor of a Parish that is always ready to help with whatever needs may arise. As you give of you precious time and resources, you make our parish an even better one, always eclipsing my expectations (and my expectations are usually set pretty high).
Needless to say your warm welcome of me, and your kindnesses have made me feel like part of the family. Holy Spirit is clearly a Parish where all are welcomed and encouraged to participate. We are a Parish that grows each day in our desire to respond with greater commitment to live the gospel message in the modern world.
I hope you will have some time to yourself this summer to relax from the many demands life brings. I look forward to my second year as we continue to come together to make good things happen.
God Bless you all,
Fr.John DeBellis