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Fr. Fedor’s April 2024 Calendar Letter

Fr. Fedor’s Calendar Letter

March 25, 2024

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Dear Members and Friends of St. Joseph Church and Immaculate Heart of Mary Church

“Through the resurrection of God’s Son, we are granted salvation. May God fulfill the divine promise and bless you with eternal life.” This Easter Blessing reminds us of the goal of the season of Lent – to recall our baptismal dignity and to prepare us for the never-ending Easter with the saints in God’s kingdom. I am confident you have been prayerful, disciplined and generous in your observance of Lent. 

Happy Easter! I greet you this way as a reminder that we are called to celebrate the joy of the Resurrection throughout the Fifty Day Season of Easter. We will continue our focus on the gifts the resurrection of Jesus brings at Easter until Pentecost Sunday, May 19, 2024.

By accepting God’s blessings with gratitude, we are called to act as brothers and sisters in the Lord. As disciples of Christ, we are called to be faithful stewards of all that is entrusted to us. As members of the Body of Christ, we are to be reliable overseers of the rich variety of gifts we have received. Throughout the Easter Season and the entire year, we are called to share our gifts and live out our baptismal calling. I also remind you of the Annual Diocesan Appeal, please make a pledge if you have not yet done so. We are called to pray for peace and work in service of those who are suffering. 

Here are a few highlights during the month of April:     

  • I will hear confessions on Saturday, April 6 at 3:30pm.
  • Monday, April 8 the Total Eclipse should be visible between 3:13-3:16pm!
  • Tuesday, April 9 the IHM Rummage Sale Collection will be from 4:00-6:00pm.
  • Sunday, April 14, the K of C at IHM will have a pancake breakfast at IHM. At 4:00pm the Stambaugh Chorus Concert will be held at St. Joseph.
  • Tuesday, April 16, the Finance Committees from IHM and St. Joseph will meet in the IHM Rectory Basement Meeting room at 6:30pm.
  • Saturday, April 20, the Jesus Day for the IHM CCD 1st Communion Candidates will be held.
  • Friday, April 26, is the IHM Food Pantry Distribution.
  • Sunday, April 28, the Confirmation Candidates from both parishes will have their Retreat at IHM from Noon to 3:00pm. At 1:00pm at St. Joseph is the 4-Hands Concert with Clay Colley.
  • We need to focus during this Easter season on the gifts of salvation and healing that may not be immediately apparent but are real and present in our midst. God is good and present through your love for one another. All of us are brothers and sisters in Christ.

Sincerely yours in Christ’s love,

Rev. Gregory F. Fedor