Dear Friends in Christ,
How can I begin to tell you
how excited I am to celebrate my first Holy Week with this wonderful community
of faith! Throughout Lent through our prayers, sacrifices and good works we
have been preparing for this most blessed week of the year. And, as always, it comes with a challenge. This
is Holy Week, our most Sacred week of the year. And so we have to ask ourselves: How do we live this week differently than all
other weeks of the year? How do we
balance or change our regular routines and schedules to make this week all that
it can be for us? Can we look at our
lives this week and all that we are and all that we do through the lens of the
Passion, Death and Resurrection of our Lord?
I pray the good Lord’s blessing upon each of you, upon our parish, and
upon this joyful and glorious week. I
ask you to please hold in your prayers most especially our Elect – the men and
women of our parish who will unite their lives to Christ through the Easter
Sacraments. May they continue to find
here at St. John the Evangelist, a warm, inviting, spiritually alive community
of faith that will support and nurture their faith for years to come.
Happy Holy Week!
Please note we have begun the
nomination process for new members to join the Parish Pastoral Council. You can find a nomination form on the parish
website or at the front desk of the parish office. Please take a moment to read the Pastoral
Council Guidelines also available on the website to learn more about the role
of this important parish consultative body.