This Week in Prayer, Service & Community - April 26, 2019


Dear All:

Alleluia! Alleluia! He is risen indeed! I hope this finds each of you in top health and spirits and renewed by our celebrations of Holy Week and Easter.

This week’s “This Week” is of the shortened variety – sort of the holiday version. Homily links are included but the summaries, along with the Pastor’s Brag, will return next week.


  • Remarkable Teamwork – Greatest thanks to each of the scores of persons who made Holy Week and Easter so good. Thanks to the dozens of liturgical ministers (lectors, ushers, EMs, sacristans, and especially the servers), to the musicians, the folks who decorated the church and the staff members who went the extra distance. 

  • The Newly Initiated – Thanks too to our newly initiated for giving us all such great examples to behold. Thanks to: Andrew Washburn, who was baptized, confirmed, and made his First Communion; Donna Zamarin who was received into the church, confirmed and made her First Communion, and; Gracie Caliguari who was confirmed. Thanks to Andrew’s, Donna’s and Gracie’s families, sponsors and all who brought them to this moment, especially Kathy and Bill Gibson and the RCIA team.

  • Mother’s Day Remembrances – Please check out the announcements and bulletin for information about the adjustments being made to the prayer requests for our mothers on Mothers’ Day. 

Holy Week Homilies To listen to the Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday homilies, click here.


  • Spring Cleaning – Fortunately, the weather report for tomorrow is quite good. Looks like we will have mild temperatures and reasonable amounts of sunshine for our Spring-Cleaning Day. Thanks to all who have already signed up for particular jobs and thanks to those who will decide tomorrow. Since we have extensive to-do lists, we will surely have work for people who show up unannounced. Opening donuts start right after 8:35 Mass.

  • 30-Hour-Famine – All best blessings for our 30 young people who are participating in this weekend’s 30-hour fast. The experience provides extraordinary insight and great fellowship. Bless you all!


  • Seven New Names – I hope you exceeded the Lenten suggestion. Cards are still available if you want to write the names of your pew-mates and fold-mates.

  • SAGES MINISTRIES – Thanks and blessings for the dozens of folks who turned out on Wednesday for our first Sages event – “Come Laugh with Us.” The laughs were plentiful and the mood was superb. Remember to mark your calendars for the upcoming events:

    • Paint & Sip Party:  May 8th 2-4  (only 36 spots available, sign up in Gathering Space)

    • Genealogy/Ancestry Seminars:  May 16th at 1 pm and May 30th at 5:30 pm (right before Ascension Thursday Mass)

      Also, please check out the NEW Sages Senior Activities Calendar on the bulletin board in the Gathering Space – across from the big bookshelves.

  • Derby Party Scratched – Dang! A space scheduling conflict has scratched this year’s Derby Party (had been scheduled for right after the 4:45 Mass next Saturday, May 4). But don’t worry if you have already purchased your new hat or bow-tie. You can wear your new duds next year – the parish calendar already lists the Derby Party so there will be no conflict – just a party!

With continued Easter Blessings and great gratitude for all of you,

Fr Hank