April 12, 2020

 Dear Friends, 

May I wish you a Blessed Easter! May the Risen Lord who we celebrate today hold you in His hands! I have had the Cross behind the Altar changed to the Cross of the Risen Lord! The Hands of Jesus are extended to you and your families. I offer you the hope that Jesus gives to the world. 

I am concerned for your health and ask you to take great care! I hope that you will read the bulletin or visit our website for your spiritual encouragement! 

I continue to offer Mass for you each day! Our Faith Formation families continue to receive weekly lessons, and our home bound are receiving calls. Please pray for all people in the parish. 

I will be contacting you after Easter with new opportunities in prayer and learning, Bible study. 

Confessions 

The Corona virus has changed our lives and customs. At this time of year, a priest finds many people seeking the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Sadly, our Penance room has no ventilation therefore should not be used during this time of Coronavirus. It does not allow for the proper social distancing! On Saturday, I have been meeting those seeking confession in the parking lot! You can also call for an appointment to meet. 

Please let me suggest some pastoral care to those, who might miss their confession during Holy Week and Easter. My father taught me about his seeking the Sacraments during his time in service during World War II. He would say a good Act of Contrition each day and speak to God from his heart with the intention to go to confession as soon as he was able! 

Adult Act of Contrition 

My God, I am sorry for my sins with all my heart. In choosing to do wrong, and failing to do good, I have sinned against You whom I should love above all things. I firmly intend, with Your help, to do penance, to sin no more, and to avoid whatever leads me to sin. 

Children’s Act of Contrition 

Dear God, I am sorry for all my sins. I am sorry for the wrong things I have done. I am sorry for the good things I have failed to do. I will try to do better. Help me to show Your love. Amen

May the Love and Hope, of the Risen Lord be with you!

Msgr. Ryan