As I look at the calendar, I can see that the month of March is rapidly coming to a close. By the time we get to the first day of the month of April we know that many of our winter residents have begun to make their way back north for the spring and summer months. I just want to take a moment to thank you for your presence in our community this past autumn and winter and for the vibrancy of your lives and for the many gifts which you bring to our parish. I pray that the coming seasons for you are filled with much health and happiness. We pray for you as you begin your journey:
Lord God and Father, you have shown your love for us by giving us Jesus to be our way to you. Guide our friends as they begin this annual journey. Bless them with peace and joy as they travel, and bring them safely back to their homes!
On each Friday of Lent, Stations of the Cross will take place at 6:00pm. In addition, on coming Fridays of Lent, there will be “Soup Suppers” in the Social Hall following the Stations of the Cross. “Soup Talks” will follow in Saint John Bosco Hall.
On each Saturday of Lent, a Penance Service is celebrated at 2:30pm to provide all with the opportunity to the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
I want to thank those who have thus far responded to Our Catholic Appeal. We are making good and steady progress! Thank you! As of last weekend, 447 households of the parish have pledged $153,058.90 toward of assessment of $298,181 and 24 households from Mission Santo Toribio Romo have pledged $4,831 toward the assessment of $11,095.
May the week ahead be filled with countless graces and blessings!