Next Sunday we welcome Bishop Reiss to the 10:00am mass as this year's celebrant for the sacrament of confirmation. Last week I interviewed the four candidates. Each one is eager to receive the sacrament. I am eager to see them continue to grow as fully initiated Catholics within our parish family.
Although Lent does not begin until March this year, it is still not far away and not too soon to begin reflecting on how we will observe it. The Education Commission will be hosting a Lenten evening series, featuring a new set of talks by Fr. Barron on Catholic evangelization. His first series on Catholicism was well received by the parish last year during Lent. More details will be coming. I am looking forward to viewing and discussing these videos with you.
Our local Knights of Columbus Council did a great job organizing a food collection for our parish outreach program two weeks ago. They stood outside the Kroger store on Middlebelt and 11 Mile over the weekend, collecting donations in the cold weather. A total of 4233 pounds of food is now being distributed by the Franciscan Outreach program, thanks to their hard work. Great job!
Fr. Bill Farris, OFM