From the Pastor's Pen - YET MORE EASTER THINGS
YET MORE EASTER THINGS—We’re getting a fresh set of flowers for the sanctuary, to keep a sense of celebration during this long Easter Season. It’s a challenge to sustain joy for so long. Last week’s image of the Good Shepherd draws our attention. Jesus called on us to trust in HIM as our ultimate leader, not anyone else, for he uniquely has our best interest at heart. This week’s Vine and Branches likewise calls us to stay united with HIM. Another set of parish events also h
From the Pastor's Pen - More Easter Things!
MORE EASTER THINGS—starting with 1st Communion last Saturday. What a joy it was, as always! This year it was 15 children, all from our full-time school. Of course they looked darling, as always. More to the point, their faith was evident and strong. They answered many questions at Mass about the sacraments and other things. One father said his son was so excited that day, from waking up through the whole day—more excited than on his birthday! What the kids get, in faith and p
From the Pastor's Pen - April 15
SOME EASTER FOLLOW-UP THINGS—Our quilters group presented me with a great $2000 check recently. This is a big help to our parish budget. Just as importantly, I’m so glad these ladies do their talented and painstaking work, and they enjoy their mornings together. I like visiting them when I can, and viewing their work which reminds me of my grandmother’s quilts. (I still use several). A number of parishioners buy their yearly raffle tickets with a chance each month to win one