Being in the midst of these 50 Great Days of Easter, we have to praise God for the many hands who offered their creative support to lead us into Easter: Art and Environment Committee is truly inspired by the Holy Spirit; Music Ministry just keeps getting more beautiful; the Altar Servers and our Masters of Ceremony (MC) just keep leading us with such joy; the Ushers and Greeters, the Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion and our Scripture Readers make His Presence known to us; our Sacristans and Church Mice and Clean-up Crew do more than you have any idea, and our many benefactors who are able to give in order for us to have such beauty to celebrate this season. Let us thank God for so many amazing hearts and hands!
Last weekend Fr. Bearer hosted Encounter Ministries to come and bring us a day of learning about the Father’s heart that brings with it such healing. What a crowd of hundreds who came from all over to know His merciful love. Pray right now for the Spirit to continue to flow through our families. Then on the next day, over 230 parishioners went to our parish “Dinner and a Movie” to see the new movie on the life of St. Paul and St. Luke. We were blessed to have a benefactor who so much wants to share their faith that they purchased all the tickets for all of us! Thank you for following the Spirit’s lead to help celebrate our 70th. After the movie most of us went to Menches Bros. Restaurant to continue the fun. The Menches family usually take Sunday afternoons off to be with their family. Last weekend they kept their place open to take care of their parish family! We thank God for your love and hospitality.
A couple more prayer intentions are in order. This past week Bishop Perez joined us to celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation with our eighth graders. He brings with him such joy of the Father. Please pray for our Bishop and our newly confirmed witnesses of Jesus’ Resurrection. May they truly lead us to His Glory. Also thank you Parish Pastoral Council for constantly stepping up for so many events lately. You are always there to help support our parish events and celebrations for our 70th. (Don’t forget our 70th Anniversary special edition St. Francis de Sales “Tiny Saints” are being sold for only $5 after the Masses this weekend...I already have several—get yours now). If you’re looking for a place to pray, remember that our all day Eucharistic Adoration now includes Tuesdays, WEDNESDAYS, & Fridays (7:00a-10p). Come on and spend some time with Jesus!
Have a Holy Easter Season...
ALLELUIA, Fr. Bline