From Our Pastor – Bulletin Message for April 23, 2017
Easter Thank You!
Brother priests, friends, and family have all asked me how things went during Holy Week, and I have responded enthusiastically and confidently that this year, at least for me, was a fantastic celebration of life, love, communion with Christ and all of you.
- Our Lenten Fish Fry Fridays were evidently the best in Pittsburgh … thank you to all who helped make it so!
- The men and women who delivered the fish dinners to our homebound parishioners … thank you!
- Deacon Al who led most of the Stations of the Cross on Friday evenings … thank you!
- Our school students who led us in prayer during their living Stations of the Cross on April 11 … thank you to all of them and their teachers for the preparation!
- Confirmation on April 6 went quite well, from the parking to the ceremony itself to the reception … thank you!
- The Penance Service on April 10 was packed … 9 priests hearing confessions for 2 ½ hours … thank you for accepting this invitation of humility and cleansing of the soul!
- The Passion Play was extraordinary and enjoyed by many … thank you to everyone who does such a great job putting it together and pulling it off!
- Our Easter Egg Hunt was a fun event … thank you to everyone who volunteered and to those who donated candy!
- All of our Holy Week celebrations and liturgies were wonderful, culminating with the Easter Vigil, and our Easter Sunday Masses … thank you to everyone who helped decorate the church, sing and play the music, and serve in any capacity!
- Congratulations to Brian Foster, Mike Lukacs, Bob Kim, and Tom Walker on their full reception into the Catholic faith during the Easter Vigil!
- Stay tuned for many more springtime and summertime liturgies, events, and experiences, including First Holy Communion Weekend, end-of-school-year activities, flea market, golf outing, Vacation Church & Bible Camp, Hoops for Life basketball camp, clothing sale and much more!
Yours in Christ,