What a great month we have coming up. April is all about new life. We have showers that will bring new life to our yards, gardens, and fields. We will have wonderful Minnesota weather. Which means it will be 35 degrees in the morning and 75 in the afternoon. It also is the time for the last push towards the end of the school year. We have spring sports. We have concerts and other such things. We have several baptisms, the re-celebration of human life. But the biggest reason to celebrate is the remembering of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ.
We will celebrate Holy Week and Easter at the very beginning of April. Holy Thursday Mass will be at IHM at 7 PM. Good Friday services will happen at IHM at 3 PM, St. Gabriel at 5:30 PM, and St. Anthony at 7:30 PM. The Easter Vigil is in Fulda this year. We will begin at 8:30 PM. I will try and be done sometime before midnight. Just kidding. Then Easter morning we will have Mass at IHM at 8:30 AM and at St. Anthony at 10:30 AM. Come and join us as we walk through, remember, and celebrate the most important week in the history of the universe. Jesus did so much for us. Yes, He gave us an example of how we should live; that we should live in sacrifice and service for others. But He did so much more. He died to repay a debt that we couldn’t pay for our sins to God the Father. He was fully man so He could stand in our place and He was fully God so He could offer to the Father the infinite gift we could never give.
I still don’t know where I’m going July 1st and I still don’t know who is coming here. As soon as I know, I’ll let you know. I had a great retreat. We had Archbishop Emeritus Harry Flynn as our retreat master. Thank you for letting me disappear for a couple of days.
I hope you have a blessed month celebrating the great gift of Christ’s resurrection. Remember we prepare for Easter for six weeks through penances and other such things, but we celebrate Easter for seven weeks. So don’t just celebrate Easter on April 5, but once we start, keep celebrating for the next two months.
Take care and God bless,