Padre's Page - March 11

Dear Friends, here’s what’s up this week:


Have you made a generous commitment yet?  The BLA funds programs such as seminarian formation, Catholic Charities, crisis pregnancy assistance, youth ministry, and much more….  Our parish goal is 100% of our parishioners participating, so please give:  every pledge counts!  If you haven’t yet made a pledge, you may do so easily online at our parish website or on the diocesan website:  Here’s an update on our progress toward our goal:

                                        Goal given by Diocese ---------------$265,000

                                        Amount Parish Pledged -------------$222,700

                                        Percent of Goal -----------------------84%

                                        Number of Pledges ------------------40


  • Our regular faith formation series for adults of all ages takes place on  Monday nights at 8:00 P.M. in Benedict Hall:
  • March 12, part III of Prof. Mary Stanford’s talks on the theology of the body:  “Man and Woman after the Fall.”
  • March 19:  Fr. Paul Scalia talks on “Clarity and Charity:  The Church’s Teaching on Same-Sex Attraction”
  • For the full schedule see our parish website under “News & Events.”


Congratulations to more than 70 of our children who this weekend made their First Confessions, receiving the merciful forgiveness of Jesus in that great sacrament of healing!  Let us continue to pray for them as they prepare for their First Holy Communion in May.


I encourage everyone to celebrate the Sacrament of Penance during this season of penance.  Remember too that we pray the Stations of the Cross every Friday at 7:00 P.M. in the church.  For our full Lenten and Holy Week schedule, please see the link on our parish website home page.

I remain, your servant in Christ Jesus,

Father Don