Sacraments, Principals and the DPAA
Posted on: Apr 22, 2018
Happy Easter!!!! Yes, it’s still appropriate to say Happy Easter – our joyous celebration of Jesus conquering death is sssooooo important that we don’t just celebrate it on Easter Sunday – we celebrate it for 50 days!!! So the Easter Season ends on Pentecost, which is Sunday, May 20 – until then, feel free to keep indulging in Easter candy!!
One of the GREAT joys of being a priest is celebrating First Holy Communion Mass with our 2nd graders – the big day is this Sunday, April 22. They’ve been preparing for this all year and they can’t wait to receive Jesus in the Eucharist for the first time!! When they receive their First Communion, they’ll be closer to our Lord than they ever have been before. Please keep our little ones in prayer as they prepare to receive this awesome Sacrament.
Our 8th graders will be receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation this Thursday, April 26 – so please keep them in prayer as well. At Confirmation the 7 gifts of the Holy Spirit are given – wisdom, understanding, counsel, knowledge, piety, fortitude, and the fear (awe) of the Lord. The Sacrament is called Confirmation because the faith given in baptism is now confirmed and made strong. Bishop Foys will be here to Confirm our 8th graders – I’ve made a mental note to remind Deacon Larry to behave himself while our Bishop is here.
In case you haven’t heard, the principal of our school, Ms. Lynn Mowery, will be retiring at the end of this year. Ms. Mowery has been principal for 10 years and she’s been immensely helpful to me through her leadership of our school – she’ll be greatly missed. After a fantastic career of being a teacher and principal, she’s looking forward to a little rest and relaxation!!
Over the course of the past few months, I had put together a committee to help me select a new principal. After a diligent and thorough search, I’m very excited to announce that we have a new principal!!! Her name is Mrs. Meg Piatt. Mrs. Piatt is in her 18th year of teaching and she is currently a 5th grade teacher at Blessed Sacrament School. I’m delighted that Mrs. Piatt accepted our principal position – her energy and enthusiasm will lead our school to a vibrant and dynamic future!!
We’ll be having a Meet & Greet with Mrs. Piatt for school parents and parishioners on Sunday, May 6 from 12:30pm – 2:30pm. It will take place in the atrium just outside of the gym – so come on out and welcome our new principal!! This will also be an Open House for our school – so if you know anyone looking for a GREAT school – tell them to come check us out!!
A GREAT BIG THANK YOU to everyone who has contributed to the DPAA – I GREATLY appreciate it!!! If you haven’t contributed yet, please do so soon. There are envelopes in the pews in church and also on the tables in the Narthex. If you contribute by credit card or EFT, the Diocese has changed how it is done. It’s explained on the envelope, but if you have trouble with it, call our office (525-6909) and we’ll walk you through it.
On Wednesday, April 25, we celebrate the feast of St. Mark. Mark wrote one of the 4 Gospels and his is the shortest and probably the oldest. St. Mark was a companion of Paul and Barnabas as well as a very close associate of Peter. It’s said that Mark wrote his Gospel as seen through the eyes of St. Peter. Mark eventually became the Bishop of Alexandria and he was martyred there. St. Mark….pray for us!!!