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Posted by on Mar 8, 2019 in Blog Entry, News |

It’s Lent!

It’s Lent!


I’ve just about had it with winter.  I walked out my door this morning and it was -1F.  I was not amused.  I am thankful, however, that with such a late start to Lent this year, there’s a good chance that Easter will be on a gloriously beautiful Spring morning in late April. Hope springs eternal, even in the little things in life.

With the start of our Lenten pilgrimage, comes the addition of a number of opportunities for us to join together as a parish family in Christ to grow deeper in our faith and devotion to the crucified and risen Lord.

This Sunday, March 10, 2019, Mass will be held at 9:00 a.m. Please plan to be there to welcome our Bishop, William Love, as the Celebrant and Homilist.  Bishop Ignatius of Antioch wrote in around the year A.D. 107, “Wherever the bishop appears, there let the people be; as wherever Jesus Christ is, there is the Catholic [that is universal, whole, complete] Church.” This is Bishop Love’s triennial visit to the parish and I hope and pray and ask that everyone make every effort to join us this Sunday.

We have a number of other opportunities as well: This Friday (3/8) Stations of the Cross will be offered at 11:00 and 6:00 p.m. starting with a free soup meal.  Starting Tuesday evening we’ll have start our new education program called “The New Testament You Never Knew ” by Michael Bird and N.T. Wright.  This starts each Tuesday at 6:45 p.m. with a supper.  Everyone is invited to attend!

I wish you all a fruitful, blessed, and holy Lent,

Fr. Pettigrew+