We celebrate the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity at Mass this weekend. This is essentially a celebration of God’s presence and how we understand this reality. It is not always easy to talk about who God is for us, but when we look at experiences that we have had – the beauty of nature and art and music, the friendships that we have, the miracle of birth, the promise of eternal life – these help us understand the greatness of God and how God wants to be with us. We all know that we have messed up our world, but this is why Jesus came – to save us. And to God, we are worth saving.
Although we don’t have a starting date, over the summer months we will be working to improve the operation of the church elevator. Unfortunately, the elevator will be out of service during that time; however, we will let you know the starting date. The elevator is over 20 years old and breaks down frequently. It is time to have it upgraded. A reputable elevator company has been chosen to do the work. We already have over $20,000 given for the work that will cost $115,000. We’d appreciate your help with this expense.
Please join us on Tuesday to celebrate the Feast of St. Anthony of Padua – a great friend to so many people. St. Anthony Bread, Oil and Candles will be available throughout the day. The Friars from Padua, Italy will be bringing relics from the Basilica of St. Anthony that will be available for veneration throughout the day.
-Fr. Andrew Reitz, O.F.M.