St. Stephen Cathedral Mass
Blessed Sacrament Chapel Mass
Published on January 6th, 2012
Bishop Medley and the priests of the diocese will be on our annual convocation this week. This is always a good week – the only occasion during the year that most of the priests are together for an extended time. During the convocation, we have some serious presentations and workshops, some time to deal with diocesan business, many occasions for prayer, as well as social time, and the opportunity to honor priests celebrating significant anniversaries this year. Please keep us in prayer. Fr. Brandon and I will return to the Cathedral on Thursday afternoon. There will be a Communion Service at 12:05 on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at Blessed Sacrament.
I want to thank those parishioners who have completed their terms on the Parish Pastoral Council. Rita Ward, Joyce Gruenewald, Mary Jo Yates have served the parish well, and we are all grateful to them for their stewardship. Peggy Howard was the chair of the Council when she died last year. Her term would have ended this year also. At this time, I welcome the new members selected last Sunday. They are: Julie Crowe, Mary Helen Nash, John Calhoun, John Kurtz. I thank them and the eleven other parishioners who accepted the nomination to the Council.
I hope you saw the notice in last week’s bulletin regarding the pictures of our Restoration and Renewal on the parish web page. We are attempting to maintain a current album so you can follow the work that is being done in the building. Work is progressing, but there is still much to be done.
Love, Fr. John