St. Stephen Cathedral Mass
Blessed Sacrament Chapel Mass
Published on April 8th, 2011
We welcome home all those who were traveling last week. I pray that you had a blessed and safe time away.
As you know, Larry Lyon will be retiring at the end of June. We are so very grateful to Larry for his twenty-five years of ministry and service to our community, and we look forward to his continued involvement in the life of the parish after retirement. I am happy to announce that Chris Warren will assume the duties of Business Manager on July 1st. Many of you know Chris and his wife Vickie, who have been members of St. Stephen for many years. Chris brings much experience to this position and is familiar with our parish finances due to his several terms on the parish Finance Committee. I am grateful to Chris for his willingness to assume this role, and I look forward to working with him.
At this time, I also want to say a word of thanks to the other applicants for this position. We had several very competent and qualified applicants, which made the decision a difficult one. Finally, I want to express my gratitude to those who assisted me with this process: Mike Sullivan, Joe Conner, and Sr. Suzanne Sims. Their insights and suggestions were invaluable to me.
The diocese is in the process of re-establishing a Family Life Committee. The purpose of this committee will be to revise the diocesan marriage policy and to develop a marriage enrichment program. If anyone is interested in representing our parish on this committee, please let me know.
Lent is drawing to an end, and Holy Week and Easter will soon be upon us. I encourage you to avail yourself of the Sacrament of Reconciliation during this time, if you have not done so recently. Our communal Penance Service is Friday evening, and there are others scheduled throughout the week in neighboring parishes.
Love, Fr. John