From The Desk of the Parochial Administrator
This Sunday, the members of RCIA program will participate in the Rite of Election at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist. The Rite of Election includes the enrollment of names of all those seeking baptism at the coming Easter Vigil. The catechumens publicly express their desire for baptism to the bishop, and their names are recorded in a special book. We continue to pray for all those preparing to receive the Sacraments during the Easter season.
Last week, we had an evening of reflection for leaders involved in our Human Concerns ministries. It was a wonderful opportunity to come together for prayer, fellowship and formation. As I listened to the various leaders speak about the ministries in which they are involved, I was impressed by their dedication. They are examples of the good that goes on quietly at St. Alphonsus.
During Lent, there are many opportunities for prayer. Consider attending daily Mass in the mornings throughout the week, the Rosary devotions on Tuesday evenings, Eucharistic Adoration on Thursday afternoons and the Stations of the Cross on Friday at 7:00 p.m., in the Church.
On Saturday, March 7, there will be Communal Penance Service, with opportunity for individual confession and absolution. It will take place at St. Mary in Hales Corners at 10:00 a.m.
We look forward to welcoming Fr. Alan Jurkus back to the parish for the annual Morning for Men. He will offer his insights on Pope Francis. It promises to be an engaging and entertaining morning. It is always a joy to have Fr. Alan around.
Sincerely yours in Christ,