Saturday’s dance at the Fenmont was a laid-back conclusion to five weeks of lessons.  What will we learn next time?  Salsa?  Waltz?

Today we see Jesus come alongside the woman caught in adultery (except at Mass with the RCIA / scrutiny).  He challenges the crowd – and us – to acknowledge our own shortcomings.  He wants to show the same mercy toward us and strengthen us to “Go, and sin no more.”  As we continue through Lent, look for confession times.  I remind you that we have a Holy hour at St. Julie’s every Tuesday during Lent and the Stations of the Cross on Fridays at St. Julie’s and St. Joseph, on Wednesday at St. Peter’s.

Don’t miss the fish fry at St. Joseph this Friday! (I hope many will stay to pray the Way of the Cross.)

Given the tremendous need to receive again the announcement of the gospel and given the number of priests in our archdiocese, our effectiveness in sharing the gospel depends upon our ability to think of ourselves as part of a pastoral region.  On April 9, all three pastoral councils will meet separately, and then at 8pm have a conjoined meeting chaired by the pastoral region committee.  I hope this is a viable option for each month.  I want to remind you that April is the month to nomination yourself or another member to serve on pastoral council.  I am grateful to those already serving and representing your parish in this way.

As a pastoral region, we have one celebration of the Paschal Triduum.  I remind you that this year’s celebration of the Triduum will be at St. Joseph.  If you want a better appreciation of what the Triduum celebrates, join our youth group tonight at 6pm.

We encounter Christ in this season of repentance and mercy.

In Christ,

Fr. Rob