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It is hard to believe that we are already at the Family Day Weekend in 2018.  I pray that all the families of our wonderful parish will enjoy this time together, although skating no longer seems to be an option right now!

I wanted to mention to you a couple of things which require your prayerful support:

Firstly, Marcus will be leaving on Wednesday for two weeks on a mission trip. He will be travelling with Bishop Scott McCaig and Renewal Ministries to Ethiopia.  Please pray for him to have safe travels and for fruitful ministry in spreading the Good News.  This will hopefully be a great experience for him to see the Church in a wider context, and to grow in the Companions of the Cross’ apostolate to evangelize.

Secondly, we have posted a job for a coordinator of ministries at our parish.  We hope to begin to form the hiring committee and to interview possible candidates in early March.  We would love to have someone working in this capacity by April or May if things work in that direction.  Please pray that God will bring to us the right person for the job.  It will be a great help to Fr. Lawrence and myself to have someone who will be directly mandated to caring for and coordinating the efforts and needs of the many ministries we have here at St. Maurice Parish.  We will keep you informed as things move ahead.

On another note, I just wanted to make sure that you check out the Confession times and the Stations of the Cross times and any Lenten materials offered on or at our Lighthouse kiosk.  There are ample ways to facilitate your Lenten journey.

 We will be having a program for inviting parishioners to prepare for Consecration to Jesus through Mary, either for the first time, or to renew one’s consecration.  Please consider doing this on your own, or with fellow parishioners as we prepare for the Feast of the Annunciation on April 9.  If you are able to join us, we will be meeting on Monday evenings starting on March 5.  You can read about it in the bulletin for more details.

Finally, Fr. Lawrence and I will be starting another four week preaching series this upcoming weekend on the third sign of a dynamic Catholic: generosity.

May God bless your Lenten efforts to grow in Faith, Hope and Love.

 Sincerely in the Lord,

 Fr. Tim