With Ash Wednesday we begin Lent for 2016 and the Holy Jubilee of Mercy.  I am trying to commit myself to more communication with our parish. It is such a joy to serve this wonderful, large, vibrant faith community! Your generosity overwhelms me as we continue to move forward with the servicing of our debt. We’ll get there, I know!

This Lent, concentrate on “doing” not “giving up.” As Fr. Ed Hayes says “show me Lord, how to take the ordinary things of life and by submerging them in the sacred, to infuse them with a great love for You and others.” Lent is a great opportunity to submerge ourselves into the holy via more prayer, fasting and meaningful charitable giving. I am praying you all have a wondrous, holy, ‘submerged” experience this Lent.