Fr. Vince

Dear friends,

Peace and all Good!

The Fourth Sunday of Easter is traditionally referred to as Good Shepherd Sunday.  On this Sunday we are reminded that we should listen to the voice of the Shepherd and know that it is our God.  We cannot be taken out of the hand of the Shepherd.  We hear the voice of Christ, the Good Shepherd and he sends us out where we are needed.  There are other voices and distractions around us, and sometimes we can feel overwhelmed, but we have only to listen carefully to be led to do the work of the Father.

We continue all the groundwork for the Capital Campaign for the remodeling of St. Francis Hall.  Under the direction of the Netzel-Grisby Associates and most especially the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, one day we will enjoy a beautiful space for our many parish activities such as receptions, fundraisers, conferences and religious education sessions.  Once again, many thanks to those who came to our presentation about the remodeling of the hall.  For this to be accomplished, it will take the hard work and contributions of each parish household to the degree that you can.  I know that all of us will reap the benefits of “St. Francis Hall: A Space Renewed!”

I would like to personally thank everyone for all the good wishes and gifts for my birthday.  You may recall that my birthday fell on Easter Sunday this year…April 1st…no fooling!  What a special day to celebrate a birthday!  To all of you, I say thank you from the bottom of my heart!

As we announced last Sunday, Fr. Francisco is on sabbatical for several months in Mexico.  This time away will afford him the opportunity to be near family for a while and to study and spend some time on retreat.  Please keep him in your prayers.  This weekend we welcome Fr. Oscar Mendez, O.F.M. who will minister here while Fr. Francisco is on sabbatical.  Welcome

Fr. Oscar!

Love, Fr. Vince

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