From The Pastor’s Desk
We are halfway through our Lenten pilgrimage to Easter. This Sunday is called Laetare Sunday. You’ll notice the rose vestments for the liturgies today. It is to be a day of sober joy.
This weekend, we also celebrate a major milestone in our Capital Campaign, Our Parish, Our Future: Building to Serve. The project to transform the old rectory into the new Parish House is underway. Thanks to your generosity and commitment, the building will be done and paid for this year. Thank you! We want to pray for a successful and safe construction process. May God bless those who are making this possible.
The cluster parishes annual Lenten Penance Service will be held on Tuesday, April 4, at 7:00 p.m., here at St. Alphonsus Parish. There will be a brief prayer service, followed by individual confessions. It is a good time to receive the Lord’s forgiveness, and prepare for Easter. Please plan on joining us.
Our Lenten traditions continue. Please consider coming out to enjoy the Fish Fry on Friday evening from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. It is a great meal and supports an excellent cause. After the Fish Fry, stop in Church at 7:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., for the Stations of the Cross.
Next weekend is our second attempt at Bring a Friend to Mass. The idea is that you would find a friend, neighbor or family member who may not come to church that often, and invite them to attend with you at the 9:00 a.m. or 11:00 a.m. Masses. It is that simple. It is a chance for us to share our faith and to welcome others to experience prayer with the parish family.
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Rev. Aaron Esch, Pastor