From The Desk of the Parochial Administrator
Show me your hands. Do they have scars from giving? Show
me your feet. Are they wounded in service? Show me your heart.
Have you left a place for divine love? (Fulton J Sheen)
The Holy Season of Lent draws to a close, and Holy Week begins. Whether you’ve had a great Lent or a poor one, whether you’ve poured out yourself through prayer, fasting and almsgiving or not, now is the time to focus on what is at hand. We begin a special time of prayer and retreat. We are invited to journey with the Lord through the mysteries of his Passion, death and resurrection. We are invited to open up our hearts to the divine love of God. Have you created room to experience the love of God in your heart and in your schedule? Please come to the special liturgies that will be celebrated this week.
Holy Thursday: The Mass of the Lord’s Supper 7:00 p.m.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament After Mass until 10:00 p.m.
Good Friday: Ecumenical Prayer Service 1:00 p.m.
The Passion of the Lord 7:00 p.m.
Holy Saturday: Blessing of Easter Baskets and Food 11:00 a.m.
Easter Vigil 8:00 p.m.
Easter Sunday: Holy Mass 7:00 a.m.
Holy Mass 9:00 a.m.
Holy Mass 11:00 a.m.
Enter into this week with your whole heart, mind and soul. As the Catechism reminds us:
Easter is not simply one feast among others, but the “Feast of feasts,” the "Solemnity of solemnities," just as the Eucharist is the "Sacrament of sacraments" (the Great Sacrament). St. Athanasius calls Easter "the Great Sunday," and the Eastern Churches call Holy Week "the Great Week." The mystery of the Resurrection, in which Christ crushed death, permeates with its powerful energy our old time, until all is subjected to him.
A Blessed Holy Week to all!
Sincerely yours in Christ,
-Fr. Aaron Esch