In our modern day of communications we need to be aware of the latest scams that can affect our good will. For many years a common practice is for hackers to scour on-line parish bulletins and obtain the name of the pastor or minister and then create a false gmail, hotmail or yahoo account with the minister's name at the beginning. They are usually sent to parishioners whose e-mail addresses are also in the bulletin or on the parish website but they can also get addresses from hacked accounts. This has occurred a couple of times since I have been here (only 2 months!), and it is precisely why I do not publish my email address in the bulletin, so that hackers won't know the first part of my address for their nefarious use. Texts are also often sent from false numbers purporting to be from the pastor and these should not be responded to. I will NEVER ask any of you for help in any way via e-mail or text, but rather face to face. Please do not fall for these scams which often wind up asking you to purchase itunes cards or something else that cannot be traced to the original solicitor. If you notice many times the grammar is off and is also in a manner that I would use. This message is from the real pastor of OLL! Peace be with you.