First Down with Fr. Eric (April 3, 2022)

Dear Friends,

The 50 days of Easter is fast approaching as Lent will soon come to an end. In the meantime, we remember that there are four evenings for the Sacrament of Reconciliation, with five Priests each evening, this Wednesday from 6:00 – 8:00 pm and next Wednesday again from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. We invite parishioners and others to view the Lent Penance Service on our YouTube Channel to prepare for confession. Hospitality Ministers will be present both evenings to welcome and guide people to the Priest they wish to see. We hope as many people as possible take advantage of this special sacrament to prepare for Easter.

Next Sunday is Passion (Palm) Sunday which will begin Holy Week. The proclamation of the Passion is important at those weekend Masses. Everyone is invited to Holy Thursday, April 14 at 7:00 pm for Mass, washing of the feet and exposition of the Blessed Sacrament until midnight. On Good Friday, Stations of the Cross will be in the church at noon with the Good Friday Service at 7:00 pm.

The Easter Vigil is the Mass where we initiate the elect into our Catholic family, the most beautiful Mass of the entire year at 7:00 pm on Saturday. Then we welcome everyone for

Easter Masses at 8:30 am, 10:30 am, and 12:30 pm.

Easter is central to our faith and we gather to celebrate with the whole world the gift of eternal life offered to us by God.

Peace in Christ,

Fr. Eric