St. Stephen Cathedral Mass
Blessed Sacrament Chapel Mass
Published on February 1st, 2013
Several weeks ago, you received a letter from Mike Sullivan and me regarding our recently concluded capital campaign. Before we wrote the letter, several parishioners had volunteered to continue the pledge they made five years ago, even though the campaign was officially ending. Since we mailed the letter, other parishioners have informed us that they are willing to do so as well. I want to say thank-you to those of you who are able to accept our invitation. If you are unable to do so or choose not to do so, I certainly understand. After seeing our beautiful Cathedral, there have been a few people who had not previously contributed but who now wish to do so. The next set of contribution envelopes that you receive from Our Sunday Visitor will contain envelopes which you may use for this purpose. In the meantime, if you wish to contribute to the Restoration and Renewal Fund, please clearly indicate that on your check and envelope. Thank you for your stewardship.
Last week, we celebrated the feast of St. Francis de Sales, the patron of journalists. His feast gives me the opportunity again to remind you of the wonderful Media Center we have in the parish office. If you are looking for resources to enrich your spiritual life and knowledge of the Church (and shouldn’t we all be doing so?) take a look at the books, magazines and AV materials which we have available.
I will be away again this week for a few days. I have been invited to visit St. Paul University in Ottawa, Canada, to meet with the faculty and students of the School of Canon Law. I will give them a talk on Wednesday (“The Diocesan Synod as an Instrument of the New Evangelization”) and return home on Thursday. Thanks for your prayers.
Don’t forget, Wednesday, the 13th, is Ash Wednesday
Love, Fr. John