From The Pastor’s Desk
iAs you read this bulletin article, I am in Jerusalem. We’ve seen many important Christian sites and look forward to a full week ahead, both in Israel and in Jordan. The Holy Land has been called the “Fifth Gospel.” The land and these holy places help us to understand the person and ministry of Jesus. Each day, when we pause to offer Mass, we lift up you and your special intentions. Thank you for your prayers for our safe return.
I’m looking forward to getting back to the parish and will be home on Friday, January 27 (God willing). Father Britto and I will pass in the skies, as he is off to India for a long overdue holiday. It is important for him to be able to see his family and spend some quality time with them. He will be gone from January 26, to February 22. Let’s be sure to pray that he has an enjoyable, restful and safe vacation. We will miss him while he is gone and will look forward to his return.
Deacon Ted has agreed to serve another three-year term as deacon for St. Alphonsus Parish. I am grateful to him for his continued willingness to serve and his generous spirit. As a community, we are very blessed to be served by two excellent deacons. May God bless Deacon Jim and Deacon Ted!
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Rev. Aaron Esch, Pastor