40th Anniversary Forty years ago on April 30th, 1982, I was ordained to the Priesthood for the Diocese of Rochester at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Brighton, NY. I remember the great blessings I felt as I laid prostrate on the floor of the sanctuary as all those gathered in the church that day sang the Litany of Saints asking for all the holy men and women who have gone before us to intercede for us, and for me who was about to be ordained
Carlo Stebbings, our Director of Faith Formation, suggests in the article below, Building Strong Catholic Families, for families to pray together a prayer to the Holy Spirit.
Happy Easter to you and your families. As the grass begins to green and the spring flowers begin to appear, I am always reminded of the Pascal Mystery we are called to embrace; the dying and rising with the Lord.
Today as we celebrate Palm Sunday we enter the most solemn week of the Church Year – the final, intense days of Lent and the great days of the Triduum. This week, called holy by our ancestors, calls us to focus our attention and energy on the observance of the Paschal Mystery.
Notes for week of April 3, 2022