Pastor's Note

I would like to thank Fr. Ed Zandy for being here with us this weekend while I am attending a Religious Education Conference with Sally Herceg and Danea Hurd in Los Angeles. I always find attending these conferences to be a source of spiritual food for my prayer life, and I always come back refreshed with new ideas and insights to share with the people of St. Anthony’s and St. Joe’s. There are many great speakers and workshops that will inspire and challenge my ministry. I look forward to sharing them with the members of our parishes.

Monday is the Feast of St. Joseph, the Patron saint of our parish family. We will have a special Mass at 6:00 pm at St. Joseph’s, which will be followed by a reception in the church hall. I look forward to celebrating this special day with the people of our St. Joseph Parish Family. St. Joseph was a man of great faith and it is only fitting that we celebrate this Mass together as a people of God under his patronage.

It is hard to believe that next Sunday is Palm Sunday and the beginning of Holy Week. The Monday of Holy Week I will be in the Confessional from 4 to 7 pm at St. Anthony’s Parish taking part in the Diocesan “The Light is on For You” program. This is an excellent opportunity for us to meet our Merciful Lord in this healing sacrament of His love. Also there will be a Penance Service on Palm Sunday at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church at 4 pm. Many local priests will be there to celebrate God’s mercy with you. Make your plans now to attend this special service.



Fr. Jim