The weather is getting warmer and things are looking brighter! More people are returning to church and we pray that the worst is behind us.
Fr. Ron preaches and presides
Collection of foodfor the struggling families of the parish (Always appreciated parboiled rice, oil, canned tuna, juices, milk, vegetables)
This Friday: Our seminarians William and Antonio will prayerfully lead us in the Stations of the Cross at 8:00 PM.
We have a date forConfirmation: Saturday April 10 at 18:00. The presiding celebrant will be Bishop Jesús Vidal.This Saturday, from 11:30 until 4:00 there will be a retreatfor the candidates, led by the wonderful and dedicated catechist Cristina. Please say a prayer for them.
We also ask you to keepparishioner Bruno in your prayersas he recovers from cancer.
If all goes well,Fr. Sebastian will return this weekendfrom India and that should take off some stress off of Fr. Ron
SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, March 27th Jesuit priest,Fr. Chris will be leading an in-person lenten retreat at OLM. More information coming soon.
The Pope met with his cardinals to discuss a proposal from Benjamin Netanyahu, the former leader of Israel. “Your Holiness,” said one of the Cardinals, “Mr. Netanyahu wants to challenge you to a game of golf to show the friendship and ecumenical spirit shared by the Jewish and Catholic faiths.”
The Pope thought it was a good idea, but he had never held a golf club in his hand.
“Have we not,” he asked, “a cardinal who can represent me against the leader of Israel?”
“None that plays golf very well,” a cardinal said. “But there is a man named Jack Nicklaus, an American golfer who is a devout Catholic. We can offer to make him a cardinal, then ask him to play Benjamin Netanyahu as your personal representative. In addition to showing our spirit of cooperation, we’ll also win the match!” Everyone agreed it was a good idea. The call was made. Of course, Nicklaus was honored and agreed to play.
The day after the match, Nicklaus reported to the Vatican to inform the Pope of the match. “I have some good news and some bad news, Your Holiness,” said the golfer.
“Tell me the good news first, Cardinal Nicklaus,” said the Pope.
“Well, Your Holiness, I don’t like to brag, but though I’ve played some pretty terrific rounds of golf in my life, this was the best I’ve ever played, by far. I must have been inspired from above. My drives were long and true, my irons were accurate and purposeful and my putting was perfect. With all due respect, my play was truly miraculous.”
“What’s the bad news?” the Pope asked.
Nicklaus sighed. “I lost to Rabbi Tiger Woods by three strokes.”
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