July 1st is nearly infamous as the day when all new hospital interns begin their responsibilities and all the existing residents and interns are either promoted or move on. I remember my first weekend on call as a Medical Resident watching the Tall Ships enter New York harbor under the Verrazanno Narrows Bridge from the rooftop of the hospital. It was July 4th, our Bicentennial Celebration. The reason I remember the day, is that our reverie was interrrupted by a cardiac arrest in the Operating Room. At least we were very close, the OR was on the uppermost floor.
Interestingly, July 1st is also the day many transferred pastors, parochial vicars and newly ordained priests are beginning their new assignments in our Diocese. We pray for them and their parishioners as they grieve the loss of the familiar and begin a new phase in their journey with the Lord and His Church.The Church remains in good and caring hands and we remain in His hands no matter where we serve.
July 1st marks the first day our new principal, Mr. Bill Belluzzi assumes the leadership of Holy Cross School. He and his staff have already been hard at work rearranging the office space, and reviewing some matters which require immediate attention. I know that our students, teachers and parents will enjoy working with him as much as I already have. Please keep Mr. Belluzzi in your prayers as he joins Holy Cross School and Parish in helping educate our children and form them as faithful Catholics.