Pastor's Pen

Pastor's Pen
 

Last week was a busy week for our 29 Confirmation Candidates.  On Saturday they shared in an all day retreat here on campus, which ending by coming together for the 4:30pm Mass.  The teens were great, and well involved, the catechists and presenters guided them in a wonderful experience and Fr. Lou and I had some time to interact with them.  This past week they met with several staff members to discuss the value and idea of confirmation.  It was a good week, and I am happy to say they are ready.  This year (due to ongoing Covid restrictions) we will have a separate Confirmation Mass (scheduled with Bishop Parkes) for the morning of February 20th.  Families will receive more detailed instructions about the Mass in early February.

This week you will have an opportunity to meet with Isha Joseph and our newly formed Social Justice Committee.  The beginning process of our membership in FAST begins and Isha will be available to chat with you and talk about the many accomplishments FAST has made with Social Justice issues here in Pinellas County over the last 15 years.

I am happy to say that as people are becoming more practiced with face mask compliant and social distancing, we have been able to celebrate more and more baptisms and weddings.  These are good signs of growth but more importantly good signs of a strong faith in God knowing we can work through some of the most challenging times knowing that we are partnered with a loving God.  We are delighted to be able to share these moments with your families and friends.

Other than that late January and early February are filled with many activities before we begin the season of Lent with Ash Wednesday on February 17th.  We will hear about Catholic Schools Week, (starting January 31st), a bit more on FAST, the Annual Pastoral Appeal and finally marking the Year of St. Joseph, especially through Lent.  Keep an eye on the bulletin and our website.

Have a good week,

 Fr. Curtis Carro

 

 
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