Saturday, March 31, 2007
Thank you to all who participated in the Triduum workshop with Blessed Sacrament last Sunday. The spirit of the day was so joyful as we reflected on the beauty of the Triduum. It is my hope that the Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Vigil liturgies be celebrated with great dignity and spirit this year. We will be receiving Susan Grieve and Carol Baggott into the Catholic Church as well as confirming them in our faith at the Vigil.
The search committee for the new principal is well on its way. We have narrowed the candidates down to four. By Easter we will hopefully have an announcement to make. It is very gratifying to know that there are so many talented people interested in Catholic education.
Finally on April 12 there will be a meeting concerning the rectory/office project. William Amberg (trustee), David Loftus (trustee), Paul Languirand (finance chair) and Carol Nelson from the Diocese will be in attendance. Work will begin once we have secured the necessary permits and have evaluated the various bids for the project. A big thank you to all whose contributions make this renovation possible.
Fr. Bob Hawkins - MARCH 31, 2007
Saturday, March 17, 2007
A few months back we resurrected the ministry of greeter here at St. Luke’s. The following prayer expresses our desire to be a parish of welcome and hospitality:
“Welcoming God, teach us to be generous in offering hospitality. Help us to be welcoming as you are welcoming with reverence and care, mindfulness and respect. May our greetings be marked by sincerity and our actions be marked by tenderness. May all that we do for ourselves and others invite happiness and promise delight, seek peace and offer healing, encourage simplicity and share affection, acknowledge faith and extend friendship. Enlarge our hearts to embrace all people with love and bless our efforts to be hospitable.”
(Charlotte Zalot, O.S.B., The Fire of Peace)
Sunday, March 11, 2007
Saturday, March 03, 2007
“Perhaps you sent a lovely card, or sat in a chair.
Perhaps you sent us
beautiful flowers. If so, we saw them there.
Perhaps you spoke the kindest
words that any friend could say.
Perhaps you were not there at all, just
thought of us that day.
Whatever you did to console our hearts,
We thank you so much, whatever your part.”
Fr. Bob Hawkins - MARCH 3, 2007