Friday, April 13, 2012

Let's Not Rest On Our Laurels

Dear Parishioners,

What a wonderful Holy Week it was! The different liturgies on Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday, Good Friday, the Easter Vigil, and Easter Sunday, as well as our devotions of the Stations of the Cross and Tenebrae, were all well attended and well celebrated by young and old alike. It was particularly good to see so many of our teens in attendance.

I can’t thank all those who worked so hard to make these services so beautiful – the Decorating Committee, the Choir and our Musicians, the Lectors, Cantors, Altar Servers, Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, our Masters of Ceremonies, our Ushers, our deacon, Robert Vlcej, and Fathers Brian Nolan, Jack Kelly, and Ray Lelii. It was truly a team effort. And of course, thanks to all of you who came and participated. Your presence and participation helped and inspired us to lead you in prayer. But most all, we need to thank the Good Lord for all he has done in history and whose Holy Spirit was present in the liturgies and hearts of all who participated.

Now there is a temptation to sit back, relax, and congratulate ourselves. However, that would be counter-productive to our Lenten resolve and Easter joy. The Good Lord invites us to continue onward and turn Holy Week into a Holy Year.

- Fr. Carl

“God wills that we should work today
and tomorrow; and after that, an
eternity of joy, of happiness,
awaits us in Heaven.”
- The Cure D’Ars