Victor Kovacs, Jr, our Music Director, has decided to finish his ministry in the parish. Although he is still very interested in music, Victor wishes to pursue other possibilities with his life. Victor will
be with us until the end of August. I want to personally thank Victor for the two and a half years he has ministered to us through music. Our prayers are with him as he makes this transition in his life. We will begin the process of finding a new Director of Music right away.
Greetings from Tony Warren: New Lector Coordinator:
After many years of dedicated service, Bob Bross has decided to step down as Lector Coordinator. Bob devoted untold hours to the Lector ministry at St. Gertrude, and I would like to extend a sincere Thank You to Bob! I generally attend the 6:00pm Mass ― where Bob typically lectors, and I know firsthand how dedicated he is to the Church and to the Lector ministry. Fr. André- Joseph has asked me to succeed Bob as Lector Coordinator. It is a real honor for me to serve in that role. For those of you who do not know me, my name is Tony Warren. I live in Madeira and have been a parishioner for 22 years. My three daughters attended St. Gertrude School. My oldest daughter, Amy and her husband Chris, are expecting a daughter in September; I am looking forward to being a “Grandpop!” I work in technology development supporting the financial industry. I look forward to serving the parish in this very important ministry. God bless.
Funeral Servers Needed: I would like to invite any older men who are retired and looking for a valuable ministry to come forward to help serve the Funeral Mass. The Corporal Work of Mercy of burying the dead is a valuable ministry. We are down to three men servers, and we have a good number of funerals here. Training only takes about an hour and a half with me, and then only a few funerals to become proficient. This is a very important ministry and we need your help. Please call the parish office and we will coordinate a time to get together for training.