Dear Brothers and Sisters,
We are approaching the third Sunday of Lent, days are longer now and Spring is visible on the horizon.
Harp Builders are in full swing with the renovations under the direction of Mr. Val Cleary. Due to many various setbacks I encountered, the renovation is proceeding well and the ambiance of the buildings will appear to be brand new in a few months. The difference in them will be quite noticeable compared to when I first arrived. It is a great accomplishment of which I am very proud.
This Saturday Ana Karen will celebrate her quinceanera and I will baptize a few children. I pray for all of them and their families. May Our Lord Jesus always be with them as they make their journey through life.
Ms. Armida Bittrolff has relocated to be with her family in Florida. I want to thank her from the bottom of my heart for her long and faithful service to the People of God in the Basilica Shrine of St. Mary. Her strong faith, compassion, and loyalty made our parish a better place. She will be missed by all of us. May the Blessed Mother always watch over her and her loved ones. Thank you Armida!