Pastor's Note

We are now celebrating the fourth Sunday of Lent. The holy season is off to a quick start and things are getting rather hectic here at St. Anthony’s. This past week we had over 100 people begin The Great Bible Adventure. It promises to be a wonderful bible study program, and I look forward to seeing the fruits of this process. It is also important for us because we are doing this not only as a parish, but as a Pastoral Care Area. Working together with the other 5 parishes of our PCA is a preview of what the future of the Church in our area will be. It is great for us to be able to work together as the Church of God.

Recently we held the CYO Banquet for our parish. We enjoyed celebrating with our JV Basketball team when they won the playoff tournament. Last weekend our Grammar cheerleaders placed fourth in the CYO Cheerleading competition. We are proud of you girls! It was fun to be with the young people and their parents to celebrate their accomplishments.

Our 100th Anniversary committee is also very busy planning many events for this special year. Please remember that on Thursday, June 8th we will begin our anniversary celebrations with a special evening prayer service, followed by a reception under the big tent set up for Feast Days. Please make your plans now to attend this special service, where we will remember and pray for those members of our parish family who have passed away into the arms of our loving God. It promises to be a very special night.

This weekend’s Gospel tells us the story about the man who was born blind. We see how our Lord Jesus healed him and how he recovered his sight. We all have blind spots in our lives. We all have areas that we don’t recognize are sinful or hurtful to others. Let us ask the Lord to open our eyes to the love that He offers us during this Lenten Season and always.  HAVE A GREAT WEEK!

Fr. Jim