Christos Anesti ! Alithos Anesti !
Christ is Risen ! He is Risen indeed !
We really had some tremendous celebrations during Holy Week and especially the Triduum. We worshipped God as is His due, and I was edified by the participation of so many of the lay faithful. The prayerfulness of the liturgies was overpowering; I only wish even more of our parishioners could experience this by their attendance. As Catholics we have the opportunity to walk with Jesus, to be in the Upper Room at the institution of the Holy Eucharist and the holy Priesthood. We are also given the opportunity to embrace the Cross which is the only way to eternal life and to witness the empty tomb. It was beautifully portrayed here at St. Dominic Savio and many expressed their gratitude and joy. Again, I know those who experienced these services with us were showered with blessings and I only desire that more could find their way to join us next year.
And so on behalf of the whole parish, I want to thank everyone who worked so hard and sacrificed so much so that God would be gloried by our worship. I feel quite confident that the minds and hearts of our parishioners and visitors were uplifted and turned toward God. We are grateful to all those who purchased flowers in memory of their departed loved ones and with which we decorated the Church.
Next weekend, our Second graders will be making their First Holy Communion. Please keep them in your prayers as they take this second most important step in their relationship with God and into the life of the Church.
St. Dominic Savio has been a generous supporter of the Annual Catholic Appeal throughout the decades. I thank you for what you have done in the past. I know you have touched my life through your past support. As we enter Holy Week during which we remember God’s victory over Sin and Death, please begin to pray about your sacrificial contribution.
Lord God, we thank You for the untold blessings You have bestowed upon us.
We offer these blessing back to Your divine majesty.
We lay before You the labors and fruits of the Annual Catholic Appeal.
We pray that our sole desire be to serve Your holy will.
United as Catholics, let us be reminded of our baptismal call to follow Jesus
in His service to others for He is our Lord forever and ever.
The Women’s Auxiliary of the parish, St. Vincent de Paul Association, is conducting its annual Spring Plant Sale. The proceeds of which are distributed by our SVdP Association to the poor and needy. Save yourself a trip to the local nursery or Home and Garden shop on the weekend of April 26/27 and purchase some items from the Women’s Auxiliary.
We have a number of young men working on their Eagle Scout projects and so you will see some improvements to our parish property in the coming months. For example, Patrick Garner’s project included a renovation of the outdoor Stations of the Cross in the grove. The original installation has served the community well and it was time for it to be refurnished. A couple more projects are under review, including a renovation of the area around the flagpole adjacent to the Huhn Center and a renovation around the electronic sign on Mackenzie Rd.