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. Our daily noon mass ends on Wednesday. I hope we can fill the church on Thursday evening at 7:00pm to commemorate the Last Supper, on Friday at 1 to 2:30 pm, and the Holy Saturday Easter Vigil at 8:30 pm.
Last weekend we listened to the message from Archbishop Vigneron about unleashing the gospel. He made mention of the November Synod in his comment. The Archbishop made us aware of a meeting that each parish will hold to gather information to help the work of the Synod. Our parish meeting will be held on Sunday afternoon, May 15th at 2:00pm in the parish hall. I highly encourage you to attend. Thanks to Laura Dutton who attended the facilitator training session. She will run the meeting. Suzanne Grden (now a highly-trained notetaker) will make sure that your contributions are recorded for the good of the Synod.
Archbishop Vigneron also urged Catholics to attend one of the area Come Encounter Christ parish missions. St. Regis is hosting our last local opportunity beginning this Sunday evening at 7:00 pm.