10 April 2022

The Katharine Konnection

Fr. Keith’s Korner

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Fr. Keith’s Korner

        In the celebration of Palm Sunday this weekend, we join with Christians all over the world as we enter our holiest week of the year.  We are invited to maintain a prayerful spirit in our daily routine throughout this week, especially making a commitment to worship during the high holydays of the Sacred Triduum (Holy Thursday, Good Friday and the Easter celebration).  Worshipping as a family on these special days will help to pass on our faith tradition to the next generation.  Holy Week is actually a “holy” week only if we intentionally make it so.  Perhaps you can set aside some special time so that the Triduum is really a “sacred” time for your family to experience.

       The Sacred Triduum culminates in the celebration of the Feast of the Resurrection at Easter.  Please take note that there is no 5:00 PM Mass next Saturday (Easter Vigil at 8:00 PM) and that our Easter Sunday Masses are expanded from the normal two Masses to three Masses at 8:30 AM, 10:15 AM, and 12:00 PM.  

       If your parish group or committee would like to use space in any of our buildings during the next fiscal year (starting in July), please submit your space requests by 1 May to Rachel Murtha in the Parish Office, as we are beginning to work on our building-use calendar for next year (in collaboration with Saint John Regional School.)  Please use the Facility Request Form found on our parish website at saintdrexel.org.

       This weekend we hear Luke’s account of the passion of Jesus.  We do so in a world where people are struggling in many different ways (such as prejudice, political oppression, illness, sexual exploitation, economic deprivation, grief)– but this year especially, we do so in union with the suffering people of Ukraine. During Holy Week, may we remember our suffering brothers and sisters in the hope that they may find the resurrection and new life experienced by Jesus at Easter.  I look forward to praying with you during our celebration of the Sacred Triduum this week.

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Rev. Keith W. Boisvert

Pastor

P.S.  Please take a moment to review other information concerning our parish by clicking here for the weekly bulletin.

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