Pastor's Pen

Pastor's Pen
 

It was with great joy that as we came together as a family and celebrated Easter!  Over 2150 people joined us in-person and virtually for our Easter Sunday celebrations.  Your generosity is greatly appreciated.  Whether you were on the field or in the church I know it must have been joyful to see so many people gathered to celebrate this great feast as one family of God.  I thank you for joining us and helping us make the day special.  I am also happy to let you know that after a preliminary look our Easter offerings exceeded $48,000, THANK YOU.  I know that as Fr. Lou and I celebrated our first Easter with you it was prayerful, memorable, and joyous.  Again, our appreciation to all who helped mark this return of a great celebration.  As we all remember too well, we were not able to come together last year.

You may have heard that as of Vigil of Pentecost, (May 22, 2021) Bishop Parkes has removed the general dispensation requiring Catholics to attend Mass.  With that the dispensation is remaining for those still challenged by their health or who remain sheltered due to Covid 19.  You may read his letter and dispensation through a link on our website or that of the Diocese.  As we all begin the sense of “returning to normal” we anticipate making some adjustments to the seating in the church to allow more seating, but we must remember that the country is still affected by a pandemic.

As we continue these weeks of Easter Joy, we will be celebrating many Sacraments.  Next week, at the 9:30am Mass we will be celebrating the Sacrament of Confirmation with a few members of the parish.  Now that Lent is over, we will begin celebrating Baptisms following the 11:30am Mass, rumor has it that there are 10 children scheduled for Baptism over the next 2 months.   And on May 1st we will celebrate First Communion with our 2nd grade children.  These First Communion Masses will be reserved for families only, but they will be live-streamed.  Please keep these children and their families in your prayers, that they may learn to cherish the Eucharist for the remainder of their lives

He is Risen, Alleluia!

Have a good week,

 Fr. Curtis Carro

 

 
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