On Tuesday of this week there will be holy hour with confessions at St. Joseph from 7-8pm.  On Wednesday of this week there will be an evening of praise music, prayer and adoration at St. Peter’s from 6:30-8pm.  Come to either or both.  On Thursday of this week some students from our region will be receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation at Sacred Heart in Fairfield.  I am excited for them as well as for the many students who will be confirmed at the cathedral at the end of March.

It is my hope that we are done with snow storms on the weekends…but one snow day for teachers and students would be delightful.  During February Fr. Richmond and I would like to spend one evening each week to pray and break bread with members of St. Peter’s (another parish in the fall).  See St. Peter’s page for more details.  Also, during February and March are plans for dance lessons at the Fenmont on Thursday nights.  Please register with fees to St. Julie’s before February 8.  I would be saddened if we had to cancel due to little interest.

We can be more loving.  In our second reading we hear St. Paul’s often repeated words: “Love is patient, love is kind…”  Give a careful reading of 1 Corinthians 13 and identify one quality of love that you want to do better for the next week.

On Saturday I leave to spend just a week in Mexico.  It is not nearly long enough to become fluent, but I will make introductions for a future visit.  I do not have many apprehensions because I know that God and his angels will accompany me.  It should be a beautiful opportunity to encounter people from another culture and to greet brothers and sisters in the Lord.

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