Browsing the March 2016 archive of NOTES FROM THE DESK OF....

March 26-27

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 3/28/16

I've been praying that all of you will be touched by the graces of our Easter celebration. During the Saturday evening Easter vigil, this grace entered fully into two newly baptized and confirmed Catholics, Keith Leider and Chester Jeanes. Two others, already baptized, confessed their faith as Catholics at ... Read More »

March 19-20, 2016

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 3/28/16

We have arrived at Holy Week. Each day of this week leads us to the ultimate sacrifice of love that Jesus makes on the cross. The Sacred Triduum (Thursday to Saturday night) shakes us out of our normal rhythm so that we can enter more fully into this mystery. ... Read More »

March 12-13, 2016

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 3/14/16

It is time to get ready for Holy Week and Easter. Where did the weeks of Lent go? Ash Wednesday doesn't seem that long ago! I hope you have been keeping up with Rediscover Christ and using the daily meditations to enrich your Lenten journey. Next Sunday is Palm ... Read More »

March 6-7, 2016

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 3/14/16

One of our Year of Mercy observances this spring will be to offer the full devotions associated with Divine Mercy Sunday, the first Sunday following Easter. St. Pope John Paul II added this feast to the liturgical calendar in 2000, drawing from the scripture readings already in place the ... Read More »