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The Pastor’s Corner


January Notes

               Many thanks to everyone who made Bishop Burbidge’s visit to Sacred Heart last Monday a success: those who prepared the meal for the deanery priests, those who prepared the programs, the choir, the servers, the readers and the ushers. A special thanks to the ushers who made themselves available to take pictures of parishioners with the bishop.

            Let us all hold Bishop Burbidge up to the Lord in prayer that his ministry as bishop will keep our diocese vibrant and strong.

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            The annual March for Life in Washington, D.C. will be held on Friday, March 27th. The change of date was occasioned by the inauguration and by another scheduled march. As we have done in the past, there will be a signup sheet in the narthex for those wanting go take a parish bus. We will have two buses, one provided by the parish in conjunction with our parish POCW and the other by the Knights of Columbus.

            The March for Life is a very dramatic expression of the sacredness of all human life from conception to natural death. The numbers who come and the ages of the participants make them the vanguard of a renewed culture of life. It is always inspiring and encouraging to me to watch the Vigil Mass on EWTN. It shows very vividly God’s grace at work in our time.

            As in the past, the Legion of Mary will lead a recitation of the Rosary in our church during the hours of the March for Life.

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            Congratulations to Deacon Mark Maines on his ordination to the permanent diaconate. You will be seeing Mark initially at our weekend Masses, at the novena and at Baptisms. May God bless Mark and his wife, Renee, who have made this strong commitment to the service of the Church.


In Our Lord

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To read about the bishop’s visit to Sacred Heart parish, click here.

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