First Down with Fr. Eric (April 24, 2022)

Dear Friends,

HAPPY EASTER!

Our 40 days of fasting and penance during Lent now changes to 50 days of breaking open the mystery of the Resurrection.

We give thanks for all the people involved in making all of Lent, Holy Week and the Easter Sunday weekend a special celebration for all who attended or watched online. It takes a lot of work from many people to have our rituals be celebrated well, people made to feel welcome, and inspired people on their faith journey.

Our 3rd graders have been preparing for the Sacraments of Confirmation and of First Eucharist. On Friday, April 29 at 6:00 pm and Saturday, April 30 at 10:00 am, we will have our children and their families and friends gather for Mass. We welcome Fr. Don Kline, Pastor from St. Bernadette who will join us for the Masses and celebrate the sacraments with our children. We will keep them in our prayers this week. We are grateful to the parents and families that have journeyed this year with preparing their children, and staff and parishioners who worked with providing a good experience for the children and their families.

We also say goodbye for now to our winter residents, as many have already and will continue to return to their other places they call home. Too bad they are going to miss our wonderful summers of extreme heat! We pray for their safe journeys and a return to our parish next winter.

Peace in Christ,

Fr. Eric