Lift Up Your Hearts

Come Away and Rest: Retreat, Relax and Renew is the theme of the convocation held this week for all of the priests of our diocese. Father Dan, Father Jon and I all thank you for understanding and allowing us to be away from our parish communities from Monday afternoon through Thursday of this week (September 30-October 3). We all very much look forward to this opportunity to spend time together with Bishop Zubik and the priests of our diocese for our spiritual renewal and some ongoing pastoral and professional development. Our convocation, held every three years, will be at the Oglebay Resort and Conference Center in Wheeling, WV.

While the parish priests are away over these next few days, please note that there will be only one daily Mass, offered at 9:00am at Saint Louise Church, on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (October 1-3). We are grateful to our neighbor, Father Ken White, a retired priest of the diocese, who will both celebrate Mass daily and be available for any sacramental emergencies.

Please remember to keep us and all the priests of our diocese in your prayers in a special way this week, and pray for the ongoing renewal and sanctification of priesthood and of the whole Church.

Yours In Christ,
Fr. Joe

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