Lent invites us to begin again, at the beginning. Jesus went out into the desert to be alone with God. That is what Lent is about for each of us, and we need to take Jesus’ desert experience as a guide for our own. Please note during Lent confessions on Saturday will begin at 3pm. There are great examination of conscience cards found in the entrance of our churches. If you want to grow spiritually this Lenten season, we must come to Jesus in the most beautiful sacrament. With Fr Ubald here this past Monday, there were three of us priests hearing confession continuous from 5-7pm. Also, please come join us for Stations of the Cross or pray them privately as you receive many graces during this time of year.
Thanks so much for all your sacrifices in helping Bishop Kettler’s overall goal for the Annual Appeal, 2017 as it is $1.3 million. The parish goals were calculated using the same metrics used for the Cathedraticum Assessment. St Michael’s goal is $17, 948 while St Joseph’s is $15, 420. In time, we will hear how well our parishes participated.
Parents come and check our Open House at our Catholic School All Saints Academy (ASA) Mar 7 th 9am–7pm. This is a great place to give your children a great foundation in the Catholic faith. This preschool thru grade six is a great environment. Come to school Masses held Fridays at 8:15am at St Paul’s. Did not our Catholic school children sing most beautifully at our 10:30am Mass last Sunday?