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This Week's Message from Fr. Aaron Esch

There is no greater force for good in this world than a heart on fire for love of God. The gift of faith can ignite a transforming love in the hearts of Christian men, women and children. This is the type of love that digs deep, that goes the extra mile, that gives without counting the cost. It is love that brings the Light of Christ into darkness of the world. Our mission as a parish is to set other hearts on fire with the love of God. To carry out this great mission, we need your help. 

Each year we approach you and ask you to renew your commitment to the parish. Will you help set hearts on fire? Please pray for our parish, both daily and especially at Sunday Mass. Please consider how you can use your unique gifts and talents for the glory of God and the good of the Church. Get involved, and stay involved. And, please prayerfully consider a sacrificial financial gift to support the parish’s mission. Your gift matters and will make a difference.

Thank you for all you do to keep St. Alphonsus a strong parish. We thrive when all of our members join together, and we each do our part. Thank you in advance for your response to this important appeal.

On Monday, I’m heading to Washington to (hopefully) finish my studies in Canon Law. During the upcoming weeks, I will be cramming for my comprehensive exams and working hard to finish my thesis. Though I’ll be at school in D.C. for most of the next month, I will be returning home for some weekends, as this is a very busy time of year at the parish. Thank you for your understanding, and thank you for your prayers. 

Sincerely yours in Christ,


Fr. Aaron Esch