May 16, 2021

Congratulations to the young people of St. Julie’s who were confirmed this past Thursday!  Confirmation is one of three sacraments that is not repeated.  It conforms us to Jesus as a witness to the truth.  Last Sunday we heard Jesus pray that we would be consecrated in the truth.  With confirmation we bear witness to what we have received.

Thanks be to God for the seven men who were ordained to the priesthood at the cathedral yesterday.  One of these young men will be serving our pastoral region as parochial vicar beginning in July.

Next weekend is Pentecost, the explosion of grace and the Holy Spirit that invigorates the Church and makes her always new!

It is May, which means Mary and First Communions.  It also means graduations.  They are coming up.

The archdiocese has given permission to designate some sections of the church for distancing and other sections as open seating (without distancing).  This weekend the priest celebrating Mass will ask for a show of hands, “Would you feel comfortable having open seating as we did before the pandemic?”  This will help inform us how much space to reserve for physical distancing beginning next weekend.

Our Living Stones Ministry Appeal this weekend features the RCIA.  I want to grow this program over the next two years.  More catechists, giving us more flexibility, will help us to do so.  Please consider joining this important ministry!

See information below/inside about the Marian Pilgrimage and the paper link prayer chain we will display on June 5!

What a joy to serve the Lord, who rose from the dead and who gives new life!

In Christ,   Fr. Rob


! Felicidades a los jóvenes de Santa Julia que fueron confirmados el jueves pasado!  La confirmación nos hace simular a Jesucristo como testigo a la verdad.  El domingo pasado escuchamos la oración de Jesucristo, “Santifícalos en la verdad.”  Con la gracia del Espíritu Santo recibido por la confirmación, testificamos a la consagración que hemos recibido.
La confirmación a la vez es un nuevo Pentecostés.  Cada año celebramos la venida del Espíritu Santo sobre los apóstoles cuando rezaban junto a María.! ¡Próximo domingo será nuestra gran y feliz celebración de Pentecostés!  Ven, Espíritu Santo.
La arquidiócesis nos va a permitir abrir más bancas, Pero necesitamos saber su opinión.  Este domingo el sacerdote celebrante va a pedir que levanten la mano si están de acuerdo en que se usen todas las bancas como antes de la pandemia, de su respuesta dependerá lo que haremos.
Nos alegraría mucho que su familia participe y nos ayude en la cadena de oraciones a María que vamos a usar para adornar el templo el 5 de junio cuando la imagen de María, Reina de Fátima estará con nosotros.  Si tiene niños en PREP debe recibir más información de Mary Pat por correo electrónico.  Si no tiene niños en PREP, puede pedir a Pilar por más información.  También pediremos ofrendas de comida para llevar.  Esperen más información de esto.
! ¡Qué gozo servir el Señor que venció a la muerte y nos da una vida nueva!

Rob

May 9, 2021

Mothers might have the most important job in the world.  To think, my mom raised six boys.  (That’s a lot of trips to the emergency room.)  While it is not always the case, mom often keeps the schedule and keeps the family running.  God bless the mothers in our parishes.  It has a lot of heartache.  I hope you also have a lot of joy.  Thank you for being God’s love incarnate.

I am meeting with the pastoral councils of St. Peter’s and St. Julie’s this week.  After our meeting, current members will be calling those who were nominated to serve next year.  Please enter nominations and leave them with the collection envelopes this weekend.

I am encouraged by early responses to the Living Stones Ministry Appeal.  In a healthy parish the members are working together to enrich one another.  This week we ask volunteers for Vacation Bible School from July 12 to 16th in the mornings.

On Thursday of this week we will have a second Confirmation Mass for members of St. Julie Billiart parish.  Pray for the young people of our three parishes who have been recently confirmed and who will be confirmed this week.

Recently our parishioner, Uriel Santos, was ordained to the diaconate.  A Hamilton boy from St. Ann’s, Louis Jacquemin, along with six other men will be ordained to the priesthood next Saturday.  Glory to God!

Marian Pilgrimage begins with a Mass at Indian Lake on May 16th.  The pilgrimage celebrates the bicentennial of our archdiocese and lasts for 33 days.  They will be with our pastoral region on Saturday, June 5th with a prayer service at 6:15pm and outdoor food after.  Learn more at Marian Pilgrimage – Archdiocese of Cincinnati Bicentennial (catholicaoc.org)  In addition 33 Days to Morning Glory consecration books were donated to coincide with the pilgrimage.  Contact the parish office if you would like a free copy.

We rejoice with Jesus and Mary in Mary’s month.

Fr. Rob


Definitivamente las Madres tienen el trabajo más importante del mundo.  Pienso en mi mamá que crio a seis hombres (debió haber hecho varias visitas al departamento de emergencia). Si bien no siempre es así, la mamá a menudo mantiene el horario y mantiene a la familia activa.  ¡Dios Bendiga a todas las madres de nuestra región pastoral! A veces tienen dolor en su corazón, pero también alegría y orgullo de sus hijos. Les agradezco por hacer encarnado el amor de Dios.

El consejo pastoral de Santa Julia se reunirá el miércoles de esta semana.

Recuerde que la Escuela Bíblica de Vacaciones VBS es para niños de 4 años a 3er. Grado, del 12 al 16 de julio. De 9:15am a 12pm. En San Pedro en cadenas.   Los niños cantan, escuchan historias de la Biblia, juegan, tienen tiempo para comer algo ligero, Bailan, aprenden y hacen amigos.  ¡Registre a sus hijos Ahora!

¡Estoy emocionado por los jóvenes que van a recibir la confirmación este jueves!  Oren por nuestros jóvenes ya confirmados y por los que pronto será confirmados.

Hace dos semanas Uriel se ordenó diacono.  El próximo sábado el arzobispo ordenará a siete hombres al sacerdocio.  ¡Gloria a Dios!  Uno de estos va a servir en nuestras parroquias.  Tendrá que aprender mejor el español, pero paso a paso.

Por la celebración del bicentenario de la Arquidiócesis de Cincinnati, harán una peregrinación con una imagen de La Virgen de Fátima. Inicia el 16 de mayo y estará en Santa Julia el 5 de junio.  Junto con esta peregrinación se les invita a hacer una consagración a Jesús por María de 33 días.  Para aprender más, visita Marian Pilgrimage – Archdiocese of Cincinnati Bicentennial (catholicaoc.org).

Padre Rob

May 2, 2021

This week’s Living Stones appeal features our need for catechists and aids for PREP, Children’s liturgy of the Word (CLOW), and Vacation Bible School (VBS).  Did you know that our pastoral region has just under 200 students in our Parish Religious Education Program (PREP) each year?  St. Joseph Consolidated School usually has between 200 and 210 students, St. Peter in Chains school often has between 170-180, and our Sunday morning religious education has between 180 and 200.  We need catechists for our Sunday morning PREP.  Mrs. Mary Pat Austing works with catechists to be prepared for the classes.  The most important thing is that our catechist is loving and patient with our youth.

Children’s liturgy of the Word invites pre-K through 1st graders to be dismissed from Sunday Mass during the liturgy of the Word to hear the gospel read with a child-friendly vocabulary.  We hope to begin again in the fall if we have adult catechists and helpers to be with them.  This year’s VBS at St. Peter’s will be July 12-16 in the mornings.  It is always fun for our grade school children.  We need adult and high school age helpers to make it run well.

Last weekend was a beautiful occasion as our archdiocese, in its 100 year history, ordained its first Hispanic deacon, St. Julie’s own Uriel Santos.  Congratulations Uriel!  He lived with me for one year in 2017-2018 and he has a great heart for God and for ministry.  We are blessed!

It is May.  That means it is Mary’s month and also time for First Holy Communions.  St. Peter and St. Joseph recently celebrated First Holy Communions.  Children at St. Julie’s will make their First Holy Communion throughout this month.  How great is the love of our Lord Jesus!

On May 16 our archdiocese begins a pilgrimage with a statue of Our Lady, Queen of Fatima.  We are invited to renew / make the consecration preparation for 33 Days to Morning Glory during this time as well.  The pilgrims and the Mary statue will be coming to our pastoral region on Saturday, June 5.  Look for more information to come!

In Christ,  Fr. Rob


­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Del arzobispo Schnurr:

El pasado miércoles 21 de abril, me reuní con mis hermanos sacerdotes de la Arquidiócesis para nuestra convocatoria anual. Durante ese día de reflexión y oración, dedicamos parte de nuestro tiempo al tema del racismo. Escuchamos al obispo Sheldon Fabre, presidente del Comité Ad Hoc de Obispos de EE. UU. Sobre Racismo, al arzobispo Schnurr, a dos profesores de la Universidad de Dayton y a cuatro de nuestros compañeros católicos que compartieron sus experiencias de racismo en sus vidas. Fue un evento poderoso que transmitió el mensaje de “Abramos nuestros corazones: un llamado duradero al amor”, la carta pastoral de 2018 sobre el racismo de los obispos de EE. UU. Nuestra Arquidiócesis está comprometida activamente en enfrentar el pecado del racismo y todavía hay mucho trabajo por hacer. Le pido que ore para que estos esfuerzos continúen dando buenos frutos, y le animo a que se comunique con la Oficina de Acción Social de la Arquidiócesis si está interesado en aprender más sobre estas iniciativas.    P. Rob

April 25, 2021

I think it would be very difficult growing up in today’s world.  When I was young, it seems like my biggest care was how long will it take the calf to drink its milk bottle (chores) and whether the barn cats were nice or if they were afraid of people.  I had lots of time to play, and not to play this or that, but just to play.  I am glad that we did not have cable tv in our home.  I am glad that we did not have a computer or internet.  I enjoyed life so very much!  (Parents, it is okay if you limit your child’s screen time or ground kids from their phone if their behavior calls for a strong consequence.)

I think it would be very difficult growing up in today’s world.  There is so much misinformation, disinformation, half-truths, lifestyle testimonies available on YouTube, social media, and other online platforms.  It makes my head spin just to think about it.  It is important, then, that our pastoral region offer a place for young people to encounter the Truth of Jesus Christ.  It is important that we offer a place for our kids to encounter each other without being mediated through a screen.  That is where Hamilton LifeTeen comes in!  We need caring adults (young and old; parents and not yet parents) to be part of our youth group that meets on Sunday nights.  Hamilton LifeTeen is featured this week in our Living Stones ministry appeal.

LifeTeen is an international youth movement whose goal is to lead teens closer to Christ.  If you want to be part of this good work in our pastoral region, contact Randi Hom or Ben Hom.

This Thursday we encourage you to join our next Praise & Worship night at St. Peter’s at 8pm.

Our combined meeting of pastoral councils this past Wednesday was very rewarding for me.

Also, thank you to those who donated to the CRS collection last weekend (or this weekend).

In Christ,

Fr. Rob


Pienso que debe ser difícil crecer en este tiempo. Cuando era joven mi gran preocupación era “Lo difícil que fue para mi dar de comer a las vacas” eso era muy pesado. Sin embargo, fui muy Feliz porque tenia tiempo para jugar. Con tan buena suerte que no teníamos televisión con muchos canales, ni computadora mucho menos internet. ¡Disfruté mucho mi infancia!  (Padres, si la conducta de sus niños necesita una fuerte llamada de atención, es bueno que ustedes les limiten el acceso a las computadoras y celulares.
Me parece difícil crecer ahora con tanta información en internet, incluso alguna que no es buena, peor aún información contra la fe cristiana se encuentra en YouTube, las redes sociales, y otros lugares en línea.  Entonces, es importante que ofrezcamos un lugar a nuestros jóvenes donde pueden encontrar a Jesucristo y encontrarse unos a otros sin pantalla.  ¡Para eso tenemos Hamilton LifeTeen!  (Vida de jóvenes) Necesitamos adultos jóvenes para involucrarse con este grupo se reúnen el segundo y cuarto domingo del mes de 6pm a 8pm.  Las reuniones son en Inglés. Tendrán más información esta semana en la campaña de promoción de ministerios “Piedras Vivas”.
LifeTeen es un movimiento internacional con la misión de “dirigir a los jóvenes más cerca de Jesucristo.”  Si quieren involucrarse con este grupo contacta a Pilar Hernandez o si habla en Inglés, a Randi Hom.

 

Padre Rob

April 18, 2021

Thank you to those who joined us in pray at the Rosary Rally at the courthouse.  Law enforcement have a difficult job and it is harder when tensions in the community are high.  I have always felt very safe; I consider myself to be blessed to live in Hamilton in this regard.

 

This weekend we kick off our Living Stones Ministry Appeal.  St. Peter explained the dignity of baptism: “Come to Jesus, a living stone, rejected by men but approved, nonetheless, and precious in God’s eyes.  You too are living stones, built as an edifice of spirit into a holy priesthood” (1Peter 2:4-5). You will notice displays for ministries in the church entrance.  Each of the next nine weeks you will hear about a ministry where you can contribute to our pastoral region’s “edifice of spirit” and carry out the mission of your baptism.  The isolation of this past year reminded us how valuable it is to meet with others and to work with others.  Discern where the Spirit is asking you to help and work with others to make our parishes, our pastoral region, a place of living faith.

 

This week we feature parish pastoral council.  Members of pastoral council can help to identify needs and make recommendations regarding the vision for the future.  They will have an important role to play as the Archdiocese begins implementation of the Beacons of Light planning process at the end of 2021 into 2022.  For council to communicate effectively to the larger parish, we need motivated members who will keep the minutes, review the minutes, and forward them to the secretary to be published in the bulletin and at the church entrance.  All three pastoral councils are receiving nominations for new members.  There will be a joint meeting of the three councils in the Fenmont on Wednesday of this week.

 

The Holy Hour on Tuesday evening will be at St. Julie’s this week.  Come before the Lord to ask him to bring his peace and his inspiration.

In Christ,

Fr. Rob


Este fin de semana inicia nuestra Campaña de Ministerios “Piedras Vivas”. San Pedro explicó la dignidad del bautismo: “Venid a Jesús, la piedra viva rechazada por los hombres, y que sin embargo es preciosa para Dios que la escogió. Ustedes también como piedras vivas, se han edificado y pasan a ser un templo espiritual, una comunidad santa de sacerdotes (por el bautismo).” (1Pedro 2: 4-5).

En las próximas nueve semanas escuchará acerca de un ministerio en el que puede contribuir al “Templo espiritual” de nuestra región pastoral y llevar a cabo la misión de su bautismo. El aislamiento de este último año nos recordó el valor de reunirse con otros y trabajar con otros. Discernir dónde el Espíritu te pide que ayudes y trabajar con otros para hacer de nuestras parroquias, nuestra región pastoral, un lugar de fe viva. Cada domingo un ministerio estará invitando y ofreciendo información para que se unan al ministerio del que sienta el llamado. durante las misas y al final podrán hablar con algunos de los que ya están activos en el ministerio, podrán hacer todas las preguntas que tengan.

Esta semana presentamos el consejo pastoral parroquial. Los miembros del consejo pastoral pueden ayudar a identificar las necesidades y hacer recomendaciones con respecto a la visión para el futuro. Tendrán un papel importante que desempeñar a medida que la Arquidiócesis comience a implementar el proceso de planificación de Beacons of Light a fines de 2021 y hasta 2022. Espero la parroquia Santa Julia se beneficie por una o dos parejas bilingües en este consejo pastoral.  Habrá una reunión conjunta de los consejos de las tres parroquias en el Fenmont el miércoles de esta semana.

Esta semana la Hora Santa del martes por la noche será en Sta. Julia. Ven ante el Señor para pedirle que traiga su paz y su inspiración.  Se ofrece confesiones con Padre Miguel y yo.

P. Rob

April 11, 2021

Wow, the celebration of the Easter Triduum was awesome!  Thank you to all from our pastoral region who came to pray together at St. Julie’s on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.  Thank you to those who decorated our churches.  A special thank you to Jonathan and all who assisted with music for our Easter celebrations.

 

Next Sunday we celebrate the feast of Divine Mercy.  It is rooted in Jesus’s private revelation to St. Faustina Kowalska and was given as a feast for the universal church by St. John Paul II in the jubilee year of 2000.  John Paul said the declaration of the feast of Divine Mercy was among the happiest days of his life.  Devotion to Divine Mercy is the spark out of Poland that will prepare for Jesus’s second coming.

 

Next week we begin the Living Stones Ministry Appeal.  You might think of it as “many hands make light work” or “we all have a share in the mission by virtue of our baptism” or “God has given us gifts that differ, but all for the building up of His Church.”  The simple truth is that the Church is stronger, our parish is stronger, our pastoral region is stronger, when we are living our faith.  We need the domestic Church (faith in the home); we need the lay apostolate (being just in your business affairs).  There are stages in life when those are the only ways a person can contribute to the mission of the Church – along with worshipping God on Sunday.  However, many of you have time and talents to offer for the service of the gospel.  Each of the next nine weeks, a ministry within our pastoral region will be highlighted in the bulletin and at the end of Mass.  You will be invited to learn more or to join.  In addition, other parish groups will have information available at the entrance of the Church.  I hope the Holy Spirit lays a work upon your heart, so join us!

 

What a joy to know, love, and serve the Risen Lord!

 

Fr. Rob

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¡Me tocó mucho la celebración del Triduo Pascual!  Gracias a todos los que asistieron para rezar juntos en Santa Julia el jueves, viernes o el Sábado de la Semana Santa.  Gracias a los que ayudaron en la decoración de la iglesia.  Le agradezco especialmente a Jonathan y a los que cantaron en las celebraciones Pascuales.

 

El próximo domingo es la fiesta de Divina Misericordia.  La raíz de esta fiesta es la revelación de Jesús a Santa Faustina Kowalska y se ha dado como fiesta para todo el mundo por San Juan Pablo II mientras celebrábamos el año de júbilo en el 2000.  El dijo que la declaración de la fiesta fue uno de los más Gozosos de su vida.  La devoción a Divina Misericordia es la chispa de Polonia que va a prepararnos para el regreso del Señor en gloria.

 

Muy pronto tendremos una invitación para participar en los ministerios de la iglesia.  Durante 9 semanas aprenderá de un ministerio.  Por nuestro bautismo somos “piedras vivas” en la iglesia.  Jesucristo es la piedra desechada por los trabajadores que se hizo la piedra angular.”  Juntos continuamos la misión de Jesucristo.  Algunos ministerios requieren ser bilingüe pero otros no.  Espero que un ministerio de nuestra parroquia le toque el corazón y se anime a servir a Dios y a la comunidad.

 

Padre Rob

March 21, 2021

I am appalled by Amazon’s decision to not sell any books that speak of transgender mindset or inclination as a disease.  The American Psychiatric Association publishes the professional guide for therapists, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), has changed its language from “gender identity disorder” to “gender dysphoria.”  As Christians, we see our bodies are a gift from God and a part of God’s creation.  Some actions are a rejection of that gift.  We acknowledge the pain and the suffering of those experiencing gender dysphoria.  We also help them acknowledge the consequences and the significance of actions they take as they seek healing through counseling and through Christ.  I am very concerned that our society’s actions will cause much unnecessary and painful confusion for our youth.

Today (3-21) is Down Syndrome Day.  Here, too, society’s values often prevent people from recognizing the gift of God.  Children with Down Syndrome are a gift from God.  They are always honest and sincere and often affectionate.  It is difficult to care for them at times, but they remain a gift.  Yet, 90% of them die from abortion before they are even born.  Society’s values have taught many people to reject the gift.  Here, too, is an area where Christians are called to be leaven in our society.

I have a bold hypothesis concerning children with Down Syndrome.  It is a genetic disorder, but I think that God permits it in order to teach their family members and friends how to truly love.  These children are rejected or set aside because we forgot what love is – or because we know what love is, just believe that it is too hard to actually do.  In our gospel Jesus says that if the grain falls to the ground and dies, it will bear much fruit.  Choosing not to love because it is hard is the seed that does not fall to the ground and die.

Draw near to Jesus as we journey through Lent.

March 7, 2021

Thank you to those who participated in our Immigration presentation yesterday and appreciate more the dilemmas faced by those who choose to emigrate from their homeland.

The Elect – those members of our pastoral region who will be baptized at the Easter Vigil continue to prepare to receive the Sacraments of initiation.  While it is important for us to pray for them throughout the entire year, we are invited to pray for them in a special way when they receive the three Scrutinies.  Each Scrutiny is a short rite inviting the Elect to reflect on the presence and effect of sin in their lives and to increase their desire for new life in Christ and takes place after the homily on the 3rd, 4th, and 5th Sundays of Lent.  This weekend the elect will be at St. Peter’s.  Next weekend they are at St. Julie’s, and the following weekend at St. Joseph.  It’s a gift for us to pray for them on these occasions.

In our first reading this weekend (except at St. Peter’s where the reading matches the scrutiny), we hear the giving of the Ten Commandments.  It is a great opportunity for us to make an examination of conscience in preparation for the Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation.

This week I will be on retreat in Maria Stein.  It is important to pay attention to the primary relationships in your life.  For many that refers to your relationship with your spouse, for some it means parents, siblings, and close friends.  For priests and religious, it refers to their walk with our Lord.  This week I will be renewing my primary relationship with Jesus, our Lord.

What a joy to know, love, and serve the good God.

Fr. Rob

 

 

¡El domingo pasado disfruté el retiro con los candidatos para confirmación!  Mary Pat lo organizó bien: los estudiantes se reunieron en persona y estuvieron seguros con respeto a la salud.  El retiro incorporó varias rompecabezas para aprender del Espíritu Santo.  De la misma manera, estoy contento por los niños que están preparando para la primera Comunión, quien participaron ayer en Dia de Jesús.

Ya recibimos inscripciones para el próximo año de PREP.  Si Dios quiere, sus niños van a asistir en persona todo el año.  Por favor los inscriba a sus hijos para el próximo año.

Las escuelas Católicas, también, están inscribiendo en este tiempo.  Hay becas para varias familias.  Contacta a Mayra Wilson para aprender más, especialmente si tiene hijos que van a empezar en kínder o primer grado.  Las escuelas, igual con PREP, requieren muchos manos para hacer todas las necesidades.  En los Estados Unidos, los voluntarios con niños requieren asistir una clase de seguridad de los niños, VIRTUS, si quiere ayudarnos y está dispuesto a asistir este clase, contacta a Pilar.  ¡Gracias!

Esta semana, yo estaré de retiro.  Vuelvo a Hamilton el próxima sábado.

¡Recemos unos por otros, y Dios les bendiga!

 

Padre Rob

February 28, 2021

I always associate the Transfiguration of the Lord with the theological virtue of hope.  As the three apostles are permitted to see Jesus’s glorified body, we along with them see what we can become if we persevere in faith and the life of grace.  What belongs to Jesus by his divine nature is offered to us by grace.  We hope to realize that glory one day.

There are smaller hopes that are limited to this world, but they can still be important hopes: a good job, recovery from illness, a visit from a friend.  Many parents hope for a better life for themselves and for their children.  Some will even leave their home for another country in search of that hope.  I encourage you to learn about how our current immigration policies affect someone hoping to work in the U.S. or to become a U.S. citizen.  Also, hear from a few people who have come here in hope of a better life.  Join us by ZOOM on Saturday, March 6 from 10am-noon.  More info inside; call parish office to register.

In this month of March, we will celebrate confirmation for students from St. Joseph and from St. Peter’s.  St. Peter’s will get to experience the broader church by keeping our Confirmation Mass with the archbishop at the cathedral on Sunday, March 21.  During this year in honor of St. Joseph, St. Joseph families will have confirmation on Thursday, March 18 and Friday, March 19.  March 19 is the feast of St. Joseph, Spouse of Mary.  St. Julie’s will have a confirmation in April and another in May.  Pray for our students who are preparing for confirmation!

Remember during Lent Stations of the Cross are prayed on Wednesdays at St. Peter’s and on Fridays at St. Julie and St. Joseph.

What a joy to know, love, and serve the good God.

In Christ,

Fr. Rob

February 21, 2021

This past Tuesday I finished “Pastor Boot Camp.”  It was not as tough as it sounds, in one sense.  It showed me areas to work on to lead with discipline, wisdom, and courage.  I valued the four sessions over zoom that were hosted by The Amazing Parish.  It was warm here when compared to the five or six pastors in the Minnesota area (they woke up to -30 degrees, but broke 0 degrees by late morning).  It was not painful as one would associate with boot camp, but it left me wanting to do better.  Let us pray for one another.

 

The Church truly is a wise and loving mother.  She gives us the season of Lent to prepare ourselves for the joy of Easter.  I do need this invitation to refocus on our Lord and following him with discipline in the small ways.  “Begin again,” as St. Teresa of Avila would say to her Carmelite sisters.  My resolutions will include writing in a journal every evening (self-knowledge) and going to bed at a decent hour.  I have not yet decided to what extent to include fasting; in the past it has impeded my ability to work during the day.  Since I have shared them with you, you can ask me how I am doing on them.  I encourage you to try something that will help you grow in self-knowledge: where are you strong? Where are you weak?  Are you willing to share them both with the Lord?  I remind you that Stations of the Cross are a grace-filled practice during Lent – Wednesday or Friday.

 

I am happy to be meeting with several engaged couples over the next few weeks.  I will also have two meetings regarding Hispanic Ministry, which is a rich inclusion within the Catholic Church in the U.S.  Next Saturday I hope to catch part of the E-6 Men’s Conference online (registration required) between my morning confession time and afternoon confession time.  I will

 

What a joy to know, love, and serve the good God.

 

In Christ,

 

Fr. Rob