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From the Pastor's Desk - March 1, 2015

Dear Parishioners,
In this weekend’s bulletin I have inserted Pope Francis’ Lenten Message to the Church. He focuses on the theme of challenging us not to be indifferent to the needs of those around us. It provides a wonderful meditation for our prayer and action during Lent. In it, he speaks of celebrating a 24 Hours for the Lord on March 13-14 where churches would make confessions available for 24 hours. In the spirit of this, the Archdiocese is fulfilling this by having confessions scheduled at all parishes on all Thursdays of Lent from 5:30 to 7:00 P.M. for the Light Is On campaign. Also, I have scheduled confessions on the Fridays of Lent from 6:00 to 7:00 P.M., except for March 6 when I will be out of town at a meeting, as a way of joining in the spirit of Pope Francis’ call to have a special time for confessions scheduled during Lent.
Speaking of being out of town for a meeting on March 6, I will be in Baltimore for the general meeting for the National Advisory Council for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops March 5-8, so visiting priests will be here for Masses next weekend. Also, there will be the Light Is On confessions on Thursday evening, March 5, as a visiting priest will be here for them. Please keep me and all the members of the National Advisory Council in your prayers as we work on providing our American bishops with input on the items that will be on the agenda of their upcoming June meeting.
Have a wonderful and grace-filled week.
God bless you,
Fr. Gutowski

This Week

Prayer Intention for the Week
For the sick: Joyce Cockerill, Kathy Ewing, Harriet Green,  Ted Riha, Duane Poser, Sally Leyden, Chrissy Skinner, Jerry Martin.

ACTIVITIES IN THE PARISH
Tues., Oct. 17, Ladies Guild, 7 p.m.
Wed., Oct. 18, RE, 6:15 p.m.