Friday, March 8, 2013

Pastor's Corner - Week of March 10, 2013

This weekend, we celebrate Laetare Sunday, the Fourth Sunday of Lent. It marks “half time” in our Yearly Lenten journey. Laetare means to rejoice, and this Sunday is a time when we in the middle of our Lenten journey joyfully anticipate the Easter mystery celebrated in the liturgies of the Triduum (Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter). The priests and deacons wear rose colored vestments this weekend, “lightening up” the Lenten violet.

Now is an appropriate time to look ahead to the Easter Season. There will be much going on after Easter in our parish, so please mark your calendars and, if possible, attend the following celebrations.

Sunday, April 7 1st Communion
(10:00am Mass)

Sunday, April 14 Annual Parish Easter Picnic
(following the 10:00am Mass)

Sunday, April 21 Confirmations
(5:00pm Mass)

These parish celebrations of the sacraments and our parish picnic highlight the joy of the Easter Season in our parish community. As we continue to make our Lenten journey, let us renew our efforts in the discipline of prayer, almsgiving and fasting so we can more deeply appreciate and celebrate the gift of Easter.

     God Bless!

     Father James Brady