Dear Brothers and Sisters,
As we begin this fifth week of Lent, I hope you’re remaining encouraged in your prayer, sacrifices and works of charity. As always, it’s never too late to begin, knowing that God’s grace can accomplish wonderful things in us when we open the door of our hearts to Him. Don’t forget the Little Black Book as a great guide for our daily prayer! For those whose Lent has felt scattered or distracted, just remember that the Lord is able to be at work in us, even when we may not feel it.
Please pray for our new shepherd in Baltimore, Archbishop William Lori, whom Pope Benedict just appointed this past week. He has been serving as the bishop in Bridgeport, Connecticut and has been helping to lead the bishops in the fight for religious freedom here in our country. We rejoice in his appointment and pray that the Lord will bless him as he prepares to lead us!
I hope you’ll join us next Saturday night, March 31, as we celebrate our next Family Dinner Night. We have a wonderful meal planned with Lucia’s homemade penne alla vodka and fresh grilled sausages – what a great night to take a break from cooking and join your family and friends for a wonderful night out. All are welcome!
Finally, please keep in your prayers the men and women who will be entering the full life of the Church at Easter through the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist. We are blessed to have them join our parish family and rejoice in what the Lord has been doing to draw them close to Himself.
Have a blessed week!