Pastor's Page - April

Dear Parish Family,

Congratulations everyone – we survived March!  You have to admit, that was one very long, dreary and snowy month.  April, thankfully, finds us immersed in the seasons of spring and the liturgical season of Easter.  The first reflects the changing of the physical world from the cold, dark season of winter to the season of spring with its eruption of vibrant new life.  The liturgical season of Easter reflects our leaving the spiritually quiet, contemplative, and penitential season of Lent to the season of Easter with its bursting forth of resurrected life and hope.  Both the physical and the spiritual worlds offer glorious sights, sounds, smells and promises of the new season. 

Everything of who we are, what we do, why we gather, is based on Christ’s resurrection from the tomb.  The 40 days of Lent are meant to prepare us for the celebration of what the empty tomb represents.  All the liturgies, Lenten mission, Lenten Friday talks, penance services, the Formed digital program, weekly stations of the cross, and your private readings are meant to help us be ready for the enormity of what we celebrate at Easter.  Hold strong to who we are and stay focused on the mission.

 “Let love be genuine; hate what is evil, hold fast to what is good; love one another with brotherly affection; outdo one another in showing honor. Never flag in zeal, be aglow with the Spirit, serve the Lord. Rejoice in your hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. Contribute to the needs of the saints, practice hospitality.” – Romans 12:9-13

April is a month we’re immersed in the seasons of spring and the liturgical season of Easter.  What an amazing month we’re going to have! Enjoy the journey everyone and may God’s Grace and strength bless you and your loved ones.  

With peace,

Fr. Rick

 

Mass Schedule

Saturday (Vigil) - 5:00pm
Sunday - 8:30 & 10:30am
Daily Mass - St. Matthew:
(T, Th, F) - 9:00am
Daily Mass - St. Bernard:
(M, W, F) - 8:00am

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Announcements

The next Baptism Preparation meeting for those parents who wish to have their children baptized is scheduled for Wednesday, May 9th at 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel. ...

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​Class Schedule—Week of April 23rd Regular Schedule  Upcoming Events ​Grades K-6 April 23 & 24​ Grade 3 Rec...

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Attention all families who will have children in grades K-10 during next school year (2018-19): We will be using a new registration program for Religious Edu...

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Savers Fundraiser May 7th - May 20th We will be handing out bags after Mass on the weekend of April 21st & 22nd for each family to get pack up clean...

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Interested in joining our Youth Music Group?  This year we will be singing once a month at the Sunday 10:30am Mass. The next Youth Music Group Mass will...

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