As the arrival of spring is teasing us with warm spells here and there, I’ve been reminded of the many signs of hope which we will experience in the very near future. The vaccines are rolling out more and more, and I know that many of our parishioners have been getting their first doses already. Pope Francis has encouraged people that COVID-19 vaccines are permissible for Catholics to take. I hope to take mine as soon as it becomes available for youngsters like me. Every person should make this decision for themselves, but knowing that these are becoming available and that there is no moral roadblock in taking them is a sign of hope.
The Building Committee has been working very hard all winter to move us closer to the demolition of the old rectory and the construction of the new one. We are hopeful that there will be some visible signs of this movement starting on April 15th. It has been a long road (over 3 years), and we are getting to the point of seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. Thank you to all for your patience and support.
Our Grade 2 children have started their preparation for the Sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Communion. It is always a joy to see how these signs of faith in the lives of our young people. I invite you to keep them in your prayers during this time of preparation.
Lastly, Easter will be here soon, and with it the reminder of God’s love for us. Thankfully we are open and, unlike last year, we can celebrate our faith together this Easter. Holy Triduum will be celebrated as per our usual schedule, which is also included in the bulletin and on the doors of all of our churches.
Spring is coming, and with it all the signs of hope and renewal. May it be an uplifting time for all.
Fr. Wojtek Kuzma