Please join me in welcoming Fr. Tom to our parish community. Fr. Tom is an Augustinian Friar; he lives and works out of Villanova University where he works as the vocation director for both the western and eastern Augustinian provinces. Fr. Tom will be preaching at all our weekend masses and will lead us in a Lenten mission that will begin Monday and conclude on Wednesday evening. Please consider inviting a friend or neighbor to our mission!
Next weekend I will be speaking at the 2016 United in Ministry (UIM) appeal. This year’s theme is called “Merciful like the Father” which captures Pope Francis invitation to practice God’s mercy in our everyday lives. Our parish goal has increased substantially; last year it was at about $56,000. And this year our goal is set at $80,000. Our parish was very generous; we were able to receive a rebate of almost $24,000. A rebate happens once the goal has been met; once the goal has been met anything above and beyond that comes back to the parish. Please pray about making a pledge to this year’s appeal in the name of one of our seminarians and/or retired priests.
Fr. Alex is away this week; he’s offering a parish mission to the parish he assisted with last year in Sealy. Please keep him in prayer.