St. Stephen Cathedral Mass
Blessed Sacrament Chapel Mass
Published on May 11th, 2012
Today is Mother’s Day in our nation. We congratulate all the mothers in our parish and thank each of you for your beautiful example of love and service. I hope your families spoil you in extra ways today. As we pray for you, we also prayerfully remember our mothers who have already entered into God’s eternal embrace.
In your name, I extend hearty Congratulations to all our high school and college/university graduates. The list of our high school graduates is elsewhere in the bulletin. May God bless each of you, and may the Holy Spirit continue to guide you along life’s journey.
Last Monday evening, Bishop Medley hosted a dinner for the priests and their parents. My mother was able to be here, as were Fr. Brandon’s parents, along with many others. Bishop McRaith also joined us. This was the second time the bishop has done this. It was a wonderful evening, and we all appreciated it very much.
When we met with Granda’s Project Team a couple of weeks ago, they assured us that production is on schedule and, at this point, they can see no reason why they will not have installed our new altar, tabernacle, etc. by sometime in October. That is good news! The not so good news is that there are no Sunday’s in October that Bishop Medley is available to rededicate the Church and bless the altar. Therefore, we have scheduled November 18th as the day of dedication and blessing. I had hoped that we would be back in the Cathedral before then but, for now, it appears that we will not be. At least, we can now give an answer to the frequently asked question, “when will you be back in the Church?”
Love, Fr. John