From the Pastor’s Desk

Our St. Kateri Parish owes a debt of gratitude to all who made Holy Week and Easter Sunday so very beautiful. Our staff and volunteers helped make this holy time of the year meaningful and memorable. None of us can fully appreciate what people do for us in all the small and big things in life. Maybe we can only rejoice there are such people that love their work and care for us. Please say a prayer of gratitude for all of us at St. Kateri.

All of us can be grateful for the four ladies confirmed at the Holy Saturday Vigil Mass. We offer our congratulations to Natalie Ballog, Sara Jakob, Elizabeth Lemus, and Mariah Troyan and promise our prayerful support on their journey of faith. You can put the names with the faces inside today’s bulletin.

I want to encourage all our parishioners and visitors to note the special area of the parish’s eight and a half acre grounds on the south side of the church. The outdoor Way of the Cross can be inspirational not only during Lent but year round as well. Especially attractive is the Marian shrine where many people find some peaceful and quiet moments. Folks may want to start in the weeks ahead the 6:30 PM Monday night custom of gathering and praying the rosary. All parishioners and visitors are welcome.

Hopefully the days and weeks ahead will see us able to re-unite for worship and socializing. We must continue to be committed to the protocols and common sense precautions for interacting. We can all pray and hope for better days ahead in this Easter Season. May its celebration deepen our faith and bring God’s healing. Maybe we can pray daily the following prayer:

Prayer for our St. Kateri Parish Community

Lord, place a hedge of protection around our parish grounds, our church buildings, all our parishioners and all returning to public worship. Keep in what is holy and is of you and cast out what is not. We ask this in Jesus’ holy name. Amen