My Dear People,
We have much to be thankful for today! I am thankful for the 21 confirmands who received the sacrament of confirmation, and for the 73 R.E. and School second graders who will be making their first communion this weekend.
Our students went through much preparation, prayer, and reflection, guided by their amazing catechists and teachers. Congratulations to our students, and thank you for all the hard work of the leaders and parents as they led these children through their formation.
Our Easter liturgies were exceptionally beautiful, and many thanks goes out to those who helped with making these liturgies a resounding success. Our 8:30 Masses were packed, our 10:30 Mass had overflow into the gym of over 100 people, and the vigil and 6:00 p.m. Masses were bigger than expected.
A few updates:
We continue to interview candidates for the position of business manager, and we are making progress on hiring a principal.
We are working on a transition plan as we move from one pastor to another; Fr. Ken has been active in the hiring process for both the business manager and principal. Tom Green will be working with us to help our parish transition, and we are working on what the scope of his involvement will be.
Our building committee and finance councils met on Tuesday with representatives from the Diocese in order to plan and discuss the best way to move forward as a parish into our bright future. More details will be forthcoming soon.
At the moment, our parish needs to come together in a spirit of prayer as we discern together the path into the future. Please consider spending some extra time in prayer before or after mass, or making a visit to the church during the day. I will leave out a couple copies of Sacred Scripture, and I’d recommend praying especially the psalms.
Please pray for me, know of my prayers for you!