This past weekend we celebrated my installation as your Pastor. Thanks to everyone for all the congratulatory remarks and warm wishes, for the reception after the Masses, and for showing our Bishop that we are thriving together! Many good days lay ahead, and we will see together the wonderful gifts God has in store for us.
We also had our communal penance service this past weekend, and I'd like to extend my sincere thanks to Fr. Larry and the Bishop for helping to hear confessions. Fr. Larry and I were texting about how wonderful it was to have so many people come! Next year we will be adding additional priests as the service grows.
This weekend at Masses we welcome Fr. Greg Friedman. He is a Franciscan Friar, serving the custody of the Holy Land. He and I had the opportunity to get to know one another while I was out in D.C. studying canon law, and he will bring to us this Advent a wealth of experience of world events and especially the happenings in the Holy Land. Please join me in welcoming him to St. Luke's!
Lastly, I’d like to invite you all to consider joining us for Discovering Christ this January. This process of encounter with the risen Lord and with each other promises to be a fun event for all adults. For a full menu of the dinners we are serving, please go to slte.org/discover. If you would like to know more about Christlife, please go to christlife.org. We are working on childcare options, and would appreciate feedback via a survey we have at www.slte.org/discover. Thanks for your input!