Whenever the 4th Sunday of Easter comes along, you know what that means...it’s the feast of The Good Shepherd! What perfect timing for us to talk about what’s been going on in front of our Church. Unless you come in from the east side door, you have seen a big hole dug and ready for something to happen. Well, just in time for the feast of St. George (this Monday, the 23rd), we have finally started the long awaited structure to hold the St. George bell. If you recall, the bell was procured and donated by the Bailey family and the former parishioners of the beloved St. George Church after it closed in 2008. Restoration work on the bell by the Verdin Company (bell masters who also created a digital system to use with it) and design work by our parish Buildings, Grounds & Maintenance Committee (special thanks to Bill Griffith) met approval with Bishop Perez to give thanks to the Priestly Shepherds and Parishioners of St. George Church in Clinton. We will be using the bell to toll for Mass, weddings and funerals. Please remember all those who served and sacrificed for 100 years of St. George faithfulness.
Friday, April 27th, our parish’s fourth year theologian/seminarian, David Stavarz, will be ordained as a transitional deacon. He is able to be with us to celebrate his thanksgiving on Sunday, April 29th at the 11:00 a.m. Mass (same day as Fr. Suso is installed as Pastor at St. Columbkille Church—Yeah!). A simple reception will follow the Mass in the school gym. Pray for him and his eight classmates as they continue to prepare for Priesthood ordination next May. God bless you David!
Another good Shepherd and son of the parish, Fr. David Misbrener, will be here to celebrate our 70th year next weekend as I fill in for him at St. Peter of the Fields. Pray for him and his parents that they may continue to shine The Resurrection!
This Tuesday, April 24th following the 6:30 p.m. Mass, we will begin a new Cancer Support Group in the Upper Room. Join Franciska Kiraly and others who will gather to pray and begin to work through the needs and direction this new group should go.
Enjoy the beauty of His Love for You!
Pax, Fr. Bline