Good Friday & Holy Week Readings
Since last Saturday and until next Tuesday evening, I will be in triage mode. That means I won't be responding to the phone calls, e-mails, and cards that can wait. Besides the normal Holy Week and Easter Triduum activity, many people are in serious need of a priest in these days. We've had multiple deaths and multiple people wanting to get right with Jesus. In my travels, I've also seen a multitude of people who have suspended their reason. I'm thrilled that our parish is becoming more alive. The public is in great need of Jesus who is eager to help them, often through us.
Getting the Vaccine
Again, thanks to everyone trying to help me get the vaccine. Unfortunately, I can't easily reply to everyone. My current best option is to get the vaccine at Southern Ocean Medical Center. I could sign-up right now for Tuesday, but I'm going to wait a couple more days because I don't want to get the second shot on the day our 8th graders will be confirmed. I'm not in a rush to get the vaccine. I'm quite content to wait my turn.
Several parishioners have recommended
for those who need help signing up. I visit
Because I'm encountering people with such heavy crosses, I'm looking anew to Jesus who died for us on the Cross. May tomorrow's commemoration of His great sacrifice for us prompt us all to respond anew to Divine Mercy.
Magnificat is offering their Holy Week book for free online:
You can also find daily Mass readings at the USCCB website:
God love you,
Fr. Jim O'Neill
on Thursday, April 1 at 4:29PM