My family and I have been enjoying a few days of R&R in the North Carolina mountains (see the view from our cabin porch [below]) in this Easter octave, in which we continue to celebrate the Good News that Christ is risen. I hope you also are taking time each day to revel in the hope given to us in the resurrection, even in the midst of work and school.
I've booted up the old laptop, though, to remind you especially of a great day in the life of our parish which will soon be upon us. On Sunday, May 19, Bishop Lopes will be with us to celebrate Mass, at which there will also be First Communions and the Sacrament of Confirmation for our young people. Mass will be followed by an ample and festive reception. So please plan on being at Mass to welcome the bishop and to support those receiving the sacraments with your prayer and presence!
Another big day soon approaches for our seminarian, Robb Lester. Robb will graduate from St. Joseph's Abbey Seminary College on May 10th. Following graduation Robb will spend the summer working in a ministry assignment in Omaha (Omaha!?), and then begin his studies at St. Mary's Seminary in Houston in the Fall. [Here] there is a letter from Robb reporting on his semester. Congratulations, Robb!
God bless you,