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THE SEASON OF LENT
Lenten blessings to you. I hope the campaign of Christian service is off to a great start, with the help of God. I have several points to share with you.
First, do not discount the importance of penance and confession along the journey of Lent. We will offer this sacrament of healing at our morning penance service on Monday, March 20 at the Church of St. Adalbert, which will include visiting priests, and each Saturday from 3:00 to 3:30 PM with me at St. Paul the Apostle Church.
Next, I call your attention to our special gathering planned for Wednesday, March 29 at 6:30 PM with Dr. Ryan Messmore, the President of Magdalen College, a philosopher and theologian. I hope this will be an opportunity on our Lenten journey to reflect on how the Triune God enables us to be true disciples of the Lord with a deep faith. Please mark your calendars to join us that evening at St. Paul's Parish Center. For those in our family who cannot be out after dark, we will replay Dr. Messmore's lecture the following morning, March 30, at 10:00 in the same place and continue with questions, answers, and faith sharing. Please join us for this enrichment.
Lastly, most of us are seeing increases in energy bills and energy delivery charges, unfortunately; our buildings are not excepted from these increases. Just to keep you apprised, here are some of the more expensive utility bills we have received lately:
St. Adalbert Parish -- December 21 to January 24 -- National Grid -- Rectory: $1,331; School: $1,270; Church: $4,943
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish -- December 29 to January 30 -- National Grid -- Parish Center: $3,143
St. Paul the Apostle Parish -- December 21 to January 24 -- National Grid and Engie -- School: $2,218
Many thanks for your continued sacrifices and support. In prayer with you,