Greetings in Christ!
I want to take this opportunity to celebrate those preparing for their First Holy Communion in both our Parish families. Our beautiful young people have spent many hours learning about the wonder of the Eucharist and God’s deep, unchanging love for them. I pray that today and everyday, we thank God for the gift of the only Sacrament that we call “The Blessed Sacrament”.
Pray for our wonderful young people at St. Mary on the Lake, who will be receiving their First Communion today: Chloe, Quentin, Carson and Derick.
Pray for our wonderful young people here at Sacred Heart who will receive the Blessed Sacrament on Sunday, May 6:
Beckett Campbell, Landan Cramer, Justin Falater, Caden Glinski, Maci Godfrey, Leah Gramlich, Brooke Houser, Ethan Parker, Elizabeth Schulte, Wyatt Shaffer, Veronica Tinkey, Carter Vanlerberg, Rylee Wilson, Cali Wismer, Grace Wright.
Pray that God bless them with a sense of His closeness.
Pray for each of us here whom may have grown used to such a wonderous gift…pray that God remind us of how blessed we are to receive him today.
Pray for the parents of our First Communicants, that God will bless them for their “yes!” to him and for giving their children the most important and best gift they can.
Pray for our teachers, who sacrifice so much time and give so much of their talent to help our young people know the wonders of the Eucharist.
We are so very blessed to pray this day together!
As a note, I will be traveling with my Dad to a family wedding in Wisconsin next weekend. I’m leaving the rectory on Thursday afternoon. I’ll drop off Marius with my nephew, pick up Dad and we will drive early Friday morning to Wisconsin. On Monday, on my way home, I get to meet with my favorite living historian who happens to live in Madison: I’m so excited about this! I’ll be back Thursday.
Please pray that Dad and I have safe travels and joyful times
I am so blessed to be your priest!