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The Pastor’s Corner

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Moving On

            Now that the Christmas season is over, we look forward to Lent. Ash Wednesday is only two and a half weeks away. This is the season of the Bishop’s Lenten Appeal that is so vital to our diocese. It is also time for all of us to look within and see what internal repair we have yet to do.

            Lent is a time when, Pope Emeritus used to say, we become Christian again. Maybe we can consider what we need to do during Lent in our relationship with the Lord, His Church and with the relationships in our life.

            Years ago, when there was such a thing as a “Catholic neighborhood,” we were aware of Lent because it was all around us.
In our vastly more pluralistic society, we have to work to stay self-aware that we are in Lent. Let’s try to spend these two weeks before Lent to reflect not only on what we can do for Lent but what we need to do for Lent to prepare for Easter.

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            Please remember that we need ushers at several Masses. If you are a regular at one of our Masses and would like to serve the parish in this capacity, please speak with one of the ushers.

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            If you would like to be commissioned and trained to be an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion, please call the rectory. Several of our Extraordinary Ministers have completed their term of reappointment and by diocesan policy must step down for a  year. If you would like to be part of this important ministry, please let us know.

 

                        `                       In our Lord

                                                Father Stan Krempa

 

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The ordination of Deacon Mark Maines

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Most Rev. Michael F. Burbidge
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To read about the bishop’s visit to Sacred Heart parish, click here.

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 2Minutes2Virtue

A new, two-minute video each month to help “build the virtues you wish you already had” from the Arlington Diocese. Each month features a different priest from our diocese.