As I mentioned on Ash Wednesday, Lent comes from the Old English work meaning "longer days" that is spring - a time of rebirth and as nature is reborn, the Church invites us to renew our relationship with the Lord and our neighbor (and Pope Francis, following St. Francis, would say nature.)
Opportunities for spiritual growth are offered on the following days. On Tuesday evenings at 7:00PM, the Ridley Area Catholic Churches will meet at various parishes with a presentation on "The Fruits of the Holy Spirit." Details on each week will be annnounced in the bulletin. On Wednesday after the 7:45AM Mass, we will have Exposition during the day with Evening Prayer and Benediction at 7:00PM. On Thursday, we will have Evening Mass at 7:00PM and on Friday, Stations of the Cross at 7:00PM. With the clocks moved forward, the Church building will be open every night until after 7:00PM.
We are glad that work has begun on the Don Guanella home. The glass etchings for the Church doors will be done soon. Bids will be taken for the complete resurfacing of the parking lot (we will fix the potholes very soon) and we are going to hire a new carpet company for the Church while seeking restitution from the previous incompetent contractor.
Hopefully, the Easter season with First Communion and weddings will bring good weather and joy to all.
In God's Peace and Love,