Pastoral Blog

Fr. Ron’s Reflection 4-7-19

Our first Vicariate Lenten Communal Penance Service is here at St. Isidore this Monday night, April 8, at 7:00 PM.  Celebrating the Sacrament of Reconciliation is an essential part of our Lenten journey and our preparation to celebrate the Paschal mysteries at Easter.

Today we celebrated the third and final scrutiny with our Elect as they prepare to celebrate the Easter Sacraments at the Easter Vigil. They continue to be the focus of our parish prayer during the Lenten Season.

We thank everyone who was able to join us last Sunday at our Appreciation and Farewell reception for Fr. Mark George as he completed his ministry at St. Isidore.  We are so grateful for his time with us, and sharing his Jesuit charism, especially his passion for Social Justice.  He challenged us in many ways to live out the Gospel values of Jesus, values which are at odds with those of our culture.

Fr. Matt Ellis, currently Associate Pastor at St. Lawrence parish in Utica, will begin his assignment as our new Associate Pastor on May 1.  Please keep him in your prayers as he prepares for his ministry with us.