WINTER 2017 EDITION
A Letter from Father Mike
ABVM Family, I am elated to write another piece for this edition of our famous and “catchy” “News From the Pews”. Since the last edition, some physical changes around the parish grounds have come to fruition. While nothing “this side of Heaven” is perfect, the reconfigured parking lot has added a bit more safety and order for its users (if drivers follow the directional arrows, and avoid crossing the drive lanes for a straight line exit to Meadowbrook Road, instead of using the designated exit)! The ramp to the Parish Hall is in place, and allows all, parishioners and visitors, to safely access our hall for the many activities our parish offers now, and will offer later on.
As renovations on the Narthex of our church continue, our bronze doors have already been restored to their original beauty, while new door hinges and pivots have been installed. As the wood in the Narthex is Brazilian Mahogany, I have decided to not cover the wood with dry wall, as had been proposed. I think the refinished slate floor, the new LED lighting fixtures, and the freshly painted ceiling will achieve the “brightening up” desired by the Renovation Committee. ABVM Parish is an exemplary family, and I welcome all of our new parishioners. I invite and encourage you all to be involved in our great parish, as we continue to journey towards excellence.
Peace and Love,