April 8-9, 2017

Holy Week has begun, bringing with it a deeper spiritual intensity. It is up to each of us to determine how much of this intensity we allow into our hearts. Your presence during the Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday services is the best way to drink deeply of the graces leading us to Easter Sunday. If you are unable to attend services, the Word Among Us booklet carries the scriptures and meditations of Holy Week to help you live into these holy days.

Remember that Good Friday is a day of fasting and abstaining from meat. Any extra penance you can do on this day will link your heart more closely to Jesus' heart.

Holy Saturday will be quiet until the service at 8:30 pm, but you may be interested in the blessing of the Easter food baskets which will take place at 1:00 pm in the church. Later at 3:00 pm the Mens Club will host the annual Easter Egg hunt near the ball field.

Your prayers for former pastor Fr. Bill Ollendick will be appreciated. Last week, in Cincinnati where he now lives, he fell in his room broke his hip. Fr. Bill had successful surgery but developed viral pneumonia a few days later. As I write this he is still in intensive care. If you would like to send him a get-well note, his home address is St. Clement Friary, 4536 Vine St. Cincinnati, OH 45217.