Pastor's Note

In the First Reading today from the Book of Genesis, God puts Abram to the test. God asks that he sacrifice his most important possession to Him - Isaac, his first born son. What a difficult challenge Abram is faced with! But he passed the test. God then stopped the sacrifice of Isaac.

What is the most important thing in your life? What do you value above all things? Would you be willing to offer that to God if He asked you for it? Our God wants to be the most important person in our lives and it’s up to us - it is our decision whether or not he is to be the center of our lives.

Last weekend I was at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception with the “Elect” from our parishes. It is always great to be at the Rite of Election with Bishop Cunningham and those who are going to be initiated into the Church on Holy Saturday. Let us continue to keep these people in our thoughts and prayers as they prepare for this big day.


Fr. Jim