This coming week the diocesan priest of the diocese of Las Cruces will be attending a retreat in Tucson, Arizona. This is part of our continue formation to nourish our souls and to dedicate time to pray together as priests. During that week, there is a priest or bishop who directs the talks throughout the week. We celebrate the sacrament of Reconciliation among ourselves and also the Anointing of the sick. It is such a wonderful time to spend with one another and to be able to receive the sacraments that we perform with all of you, parishioners of the different churches. Pray for us while we live our retreat. May the Lord give guidance and strength to guide His church in its journey to Holiness.
Next weekend, I want to present to the community the state of the parish address. I've been here for a year already and I want you to know how we are doing in the different areas (financially, spiritually and pastorally). I hope I will have some time during the retreat to prepare this report. With that been said, there are some items that are still up in the air. We are conscious that our bishop, Oscar Cantu is leaving us at the end of this month. We need to pray that the Holy Spirit sends us another good leader to our diocese. We wish bishop Cantu the best in his new assignment in San Jose diocese. We are grateful to him for his leadership during his time with us.
Fr. Alex Ureña