From the Pastor’s Desk – March 4, 2018

A Bright Future

The initial response to my recent announcement of moving forward to develop fundraising, parish and community outreach and research specific designs for a future St. Genevieve Parish Community Center was very heartening and encouraging.

I thank all of you who expressed support and offered assistance in various ways. As I spoke and wrote, there are many questions we as a committee and a parish need to answer before we can seriously consider a day when ground may be broken for a much-needed multipurpose facility.

I look forward to keeping everyone informed as we progress, I pray, toward realization of this dream here on our campus. Thank you for your prayers.

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I am pleased to report that the next stained-glass window to be installed is already underway at Beyer Studio, with installation and dedication planned sometime in June. Memorial (living or deceased) opportunities are still available for present or future windows. The next window to be installed will depict Padre Pio of Pietrelcina; St. Maximillian Kolbe; St. Theresa Benedicta of the Cross; St. Junipero Serra; St. Kateri Tekakwitha and St. Maria Goretti.

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I thank all who participated in music and prayer this past Wednesday at our first parish “Evening of Lenten Reflection” which was very well received. I also thank Fr. Anthony Hangholt of our neighbor parish St. Philip Neri for his powerful words of refection.

Thank you to the parish men who joined me yesterday at the 10th annual Men’s Spirituality Conference at Neumann University, a day filled with faith-sharing, powerful witness and connecting with Catholic men of all ages from throughout the 5-county Archdiocese. Maybe next year, St. Genevieve can fill a bus with greater advance promotion.

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Did the groundhog get it wrong this year, seeing his shadow? Flowers are blooming in color in front of church and the bulbs are beginning to peak through the soil. Think Spring. Think Easter! It warms the heart to do so!

In gratitude, as we walk with Christ this Lent.                    —- Father Kevin

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