Last Sunday, Bishop Conlon spoke to us at all masses and we had the
opportunity to respond to his appeal with our “in-pew pledge.” If you
did not make a pledge last weekend or if you have not already returned
your pledge card to the Diocese of Joliet, then please consider making
your pledge this week. Let’s all do something, do what we can to meet
and exceed our parish target goal of $28,127 by May 1. The Catholic
Ministries Annual Appeal is one way to recognize the good we do
together in Christ, to strengthen our commitment to the work of the
Church, and to generously share our blessings with all.
Today we celebrate the First Sunday of Lent. We welcome Father
James Lennon to our parish for our Lenten Retreat. For us to grow
in holiness and in faith, we have to take opportunities such as this
retreat. So join your fellow parishioners this Sunday evening and throughout
the week. You won’t be disappointed. And, use the opportunity to BE an
evangelist for Jesus: BRING SOMEONE WITH YOU! Especially someone you know
who needs to hear the Lord’s message of love and salvation.