Faith Formation Farewell for Fr. Henry!

On Monday, April 29th the Faith Formation year came to an end with a Prayer Service in the Chapel with Fr. Henry.  Children, teachers, staff and parents were on hand for the Prayer Service.  Fr. Henry thanked everyone for their volunteering, as well as the children and parents for attending this year.  We concluded the gathering with our own Thank You to Fr. Henry.  We thanked him for his leadership these past 5 years and wished him well in his new assignment.

As a parting gift we gave Father a HUGE Father O’Henry Chocolate Bar filled with chocolates and good wishes from the kids.  The entire Faith Formation Program wishes you all the very best!

CSA Letter to Parishioners

Dear St. Valentine Parish Member,

Each year, we have an opportunity to Unleash the Gospel through our support of the Catholic Services Appeal. The 37th Annual CSA is now underway, and I am writing to ask you to once again reflect on God’s many gifts to you and in a spirit of Christian stewardship live out our theme of Opening Doors to Grow with Christ.

As many of you know each parish makes a contribution to the Archdiocese, to support various ministries and services the Archdiocese provides to catholic schools, parishes and programs that need support.

Our CSA goal for 2018 is $43,673.00. You have always been generous in the past so I would like to appeal to you this year too to help us meet our goal. Know that any contribution you make is most welcomed and deeply appreciated.

Please pick up your envelope in the vestibule in the back of church today after the Mass. Enclosed you will find a pledge card and a special envelope.  As you fill out the pledge cards please select the giving schedule that is most convenient to you.  You may return the cards and envelope to the Rectory or drop it off in the collection basket over the next few weeks. Please make your checks payable to “St Valentine Church – CSA”.

Thank you in advance for all that you are to the parish and for all the support that you give. May God Bless you for your generosity! 


Yours in Christ, 

Fr. Socorro Fernandes, SAC                                                                                                     

Fr. Socorro,

Happy 19th Anniversary to the Priesthood!



Reunion plans

Three graduates of the class of 1966 are trying to plan a  reunion for anyone who attended St. Valentine School during the 60’s. We are tentatively aiming for a date in October 2019, and considering the school gymnasium as our venue. At this early stage of planning, we would like to know if: a) you are interested in joining us, and b) do you know anyone else from grade school days who might also like to take part. If so, please use one of the contacts listed below so that we may begin building a data base for further details, which will evolve over the next year and a half. Looking forward to hearing from you!

Maureen –

Chris –

Sheila  –