Notes from Fr. Rick – April 9, 2017

No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here.  ALL are welcome to this time and place of worship. Know that in this space you are welcome as you are and for who you are. As followers of Christ, we are compelled by the Gospel to seek reconciliation and wholeness in a world that is all too often an unloving place.

Therefore, whether you are married, single, separated, divorced or widowed; whatever your country of origin or ancestry; whether you are a believer, a doubter or a seeker; whether you go to church  daily, weekly, monthly or just to keep your mother happy,  in Christ’s love, we welcome you, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit we can work together to usher in God’s Reign of justice, peace, and mercy.

I invite you to join us next week for our celebration of the Triduum.  Attend any or all of the events.  On Thursday, April 13th at 7:30pm, at the Mass of the Lord's Supper, we remember when Christ and His disciples broke bread and wine together on the night he was betrayed.

On Friday, April 14th, after Good Friday Morning Prayer at 9:00am, we present the Living Stations of the Cross at 3:00pm.  At 7:30pm, at the Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion, our Youth Group presents a moving portrayal of the Crucifixion and Resurrection of Our Lord.  This is always an inspirational presentation.

On Saturday, once again we will celebrate Holy Saturday Morning Prayer.  You will have the opportunity to go to Confession at 3:00pm up until 3:45pm.  At 8pm, the Easter Vigil begins in darkness and through the light of Jesus Christ rising anew from the grave, we enter into His life. A powerful celebration of the richness and the beauty of our Catholic faith and life in the Church, following which we will be treated to our wonderful choir’s rendition of Handel’s Messiah.  I encourage everyone to join us.