April 2-3, 2016

Celebrating the Easter liturgies was as uplifting for myself, Fr. Jeremy and Deacon Tom, as it always is. In fact, the entire Holy Week brings us back to the center of our faith and what it means to be a Catholic Christian. I hope that you too have rediscovered your spiritual center and renewed to live out the baptismal vows, renewed by the Easter feast. I want to thank Mike Dillon and Diane Klucka for their dedicated work in our RCIA program. The program never really ends; all through the year, we are always seeking to help people to answer the call of the Holy Spirit. Those who were baptized and confirmed last Saturday night must continue their journey with your help. They look to parish members for guidance, inspiration and encouragement.

At our March pastoral council we established an Evangelization Committee. The new Archdiocesan governance guidelines call each parish to set up such a group. The purpose of the committee is to energize every group in the parish, starting with the pastoral council, for the work of evangelization. We envision this group to begin its work by reviewing the major statements of the church and archdiocese on evangelization. I hope that some of you will be interested in promoting the spread of the gospel, especially past participants in ChristLife.