24 March 2024

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 are no 3:30 PM confessions or 5 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. 

       After a lot of planning and work by our cemetery committee (and various volunteers) over many years, it is encouraging to see that construction is finally underway.  We are hoping to have a dedication of our new Memorial Garden sometime in June.  Thanks to everyone who has made this possible!

       This weekend we hear Mark’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, sickness, sexual exploitation, mental illness, economic deprivation, grief, etc.)– and we remember in a special way the embattled people of Ukraine and Gaza. 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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