St. Stephen Cathedral Mass
Blessed Sacrament Chapel Mass
Published on May 17th, 2013
Come, Holy Spirit! Happy Feast Day, Happy Birthday! The feast of Pentecost celebrates the gift of the Holy Spirit and the beginning of our mission as Church. With today’s celebration, we bring our seven weeks of Easter feast to conclusion. We are blessed today to be able to celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation with eleven of our young parishioners. I am sorry that I cannot be here with Bishop Medley and Fr. Brandon to celebrate with you. Know that I am praying for you in Rome, asking that the Holy Spirit enflame you with grace and strong faith. Congratulations!
I also regret that I am missing the high school graduations of fifteen of our parishioners during these days. Know that I am thinking about you and praying for you as well. God bless, and congratulations to each of you!
As long as I am voicing regrets, I am especially sad to miss the reception for Fr. Brandon on Sunday afternoon. It has been a joy to have shared these first three years of his priestly ministry with Fr. Brandon. I know you have come to love him and appreciate him as I do. I want to thank him for all he has done to make us a better parish during his time here. I will miss him very much when we move to our new assignments next month. The folks at my home parish of St. Thomas More will be blessed by his ministry.
You may have noticed some work occurring in the sacristy behind the Holy Family Shrine. Workers have been installing marble tile to that floor as has been done in the rest of the Church. It was not in our original plan to do so, but we had tiles left over and decided that this would be a good final touch to our beautiful Cathedral floor.
Love, Fr. John