26 April 2015 + Fourth Sunday of Easter
MASS TIME AND PLACE CHANGE NEXT SUNDAY!!! Next Sunday, May 3rd, Bishop Callahan will be here to administer the Sacrament of Confirmation for our high school students. This year it will take place at St. Rose of Lima Church in Cadott. There will be no changes in the Saturday evening Masses on May 2nd, but there will only be two Masses on Sunday: 8:00am Mass at St. Joseph Church, Boyd; and 10:30am Mass at St. Rose of Lima Church. Please make note of this. I will tell you that because of the size of the church and the length of the Mass, you might want to consider going to one of the other Masses if you don't have anyone being Confirmed.
Appreciation for our Catechists... As we come close to the end of the year for our religious education and youth ministry programs, I want to thank all of our volunteers for you great sacrifice of time and effort on behalf of the many families who are served by you throughout the academic year. Your role is so important in the faith formation of our youth. I would highly recommend that parents give a personal word of thanks to the teachers of your respective students before the year ends. Don't forget that in July this summer we will have a special week for Totus Tuus. This is the completion of Sara Rykal's first year as our Director of Youth Catechesis and Evangelization, taking charge of both our religious education programs and the youth ministry program. Sara did a great job. At our next pastoral council meeting we will be discussing a couple of other things to enliven youth catechesis and evangelization in our parish.
Thank you... I truly appreciate the cards and words of sympathy on the death of two first-cousins last week. As I mentioned to family members of their generation, it is a reminder to me that we are getting older. Even though I am at the younger end of this generation, we are living longer than our parents. It is a time to thank God every day for good health and not take it for granted or waste it.
This is a shorter entry than usual as I am in Minneapolis for the Deacon Formation Conference. Have a blessed week as spring and summer still struggle to make their way. Blessings and best wishes,