From Our Pastor – Bulletin Message for March 25, 2018
We have journeyed with Jesus and with other people through Lent, and now we enter into Holy Week, beginning with Jesus’ Passion, which means his “suffering”.
As I touched on in last week’s homily, suffering seems to follow love.
Despite this reality, it is still so good to choose to love, to fall in love, and to be loved.
How is this possible?
Because of the One we celebrate on Easter Sunday, and always!
Please join us for our Triduum liturgies beginning Holy Thursday at 7 p.m., Good Friday at 2 p.m., and our Easter Masses: Holy Saturday at 8:30 p.m., Easter Sunday at 7:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m., and 11:30 a.m.
First Week of Easter Mass Schedule
My apologies in advance, especially to those who had Mass intentions planned at the 7 a.m. Masses on the Monday, Tuesday, and Friday after Easter (April 2, 3, and 6).
Like many priests, I am planning on taking a few days off during the week after Easter (which I have not yet done as a priest). In preparation for this a number of weeks ago, I asked Father Vince Kolo, our priest in residence and chaplain to UPMC Passavant Hospital, to cover for me while I am away.
He agreed to do so, yet he just found out last week that he now has a new assignment in “replacement ministry” in New Castle, due to the ill health of Father Frank Almade, pastor of numerous parishes in New Castle. This new assignment for Father Vince has already begun, and I have been unable to find a priest to cover for me on such short notice. Many of the priests on whom I have called in the past are already booked!
Please check the daily Mass schedules of our neighboring parishes if you would like to attend Mass that week.
The only Mass that we will have from April 2 through April 6 will be on Wednesday, April 4 at 9 a.m.
Thank you for your understanding, your patience, and your prayers.
I am so much looking forward to spending this Holy Week and Easter Weekend with all of you!
Yours in Christ,
Fr. Kevin C. Fazio