Saturday, April 12th – Sunday, April 20th

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAClick here to download this week’s bulletin. It is with deep gratitude to Almighty God that I wish to acknowledge a good response to our Lenten Program geared to foster our spiritual growth and to re-kindle our attention to the needs of the poor.

The attendance at daily Eucharist has increased thanks to an additional evening Mass celebrated at Sacred Heart Church. Many parishioners are taking part in the Stations of the Cross every Friday evening. The crowd that is participating in the Lenten Mission by Fr. Fred is overwhelming. The RCIA program that prepares the adult candidates to the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Holy Eucharist and provides those already baptized with an opportunity to deepen their faith is well attended. There are also a number of high school students who progress with their preparation towards the sacrament of Confirmation. Fr. Michael Simone, SJ, and Fr. Tom Washburn, OFM, with the friars and postulates of our formation house are doing a fantastic job preparing the candidates.

The response to our initiative “Fasting for Love” through which we encourage donations of the monetary equivalent to the two meals that we sacrifice on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday to Obras Sociales Santo Hermano Pedro (OSSHP) in Antigua, Guatemala, is about to reach its goal. We aim to forward a total of $10,000.00 of which $5,000 is from our parishioners and the remainder from a friend and benefactor of the Franciscan Mission. If you wish to know about OSSHP, check the website: www.obrashermanopedro.org.

For all the good that comes to our lives and the good that God bestows on others through us, we thank our Lord and all those who respond to his call to love and serve.

Have a blessed Palm Sunday,

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