Friday, April 20, 2012
The article below appeared in the bulletin this past weekend, but I just thought that I would share it with all of you as well. I know that this has been done before at other parishes, but I think that this is a first for these three parishes.So, please spread the word and let's get some people signed up!!!
The churches of Epiphany, St. Stephen’s and St. Vincent De Paul are excited to offer an opportunity for any woman, 8th grade and above, including those who have graduated from college, an opportunity to visit a few of the religious communities we have in the Twin Cities. We will be meeting at Epiphany on Saturday, April 28, 9:30 a.m., and will go as a group to celebrate Mass and visit with the Little Sisters of the Poor in Saint Paul. Then we will head to the Missionary Sisters of Peter Claver in Woodbury for a visit, and end the day at The Immaculate Heart of Mary Sisters in Minneapolis, then returning to Epiphany around 2 p.m. This tour is free and is intended to show the different religious communities that are nearby. If you have ever wondered where the religious sisters live and what they do then you should join us on April 28 for a very interesting day. Please R.S.V.P to Fr. Carlson, 763.862.4357, or firstname.lastname@example.org by April 23.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Throughout this Easter season we are called to continue to rejoice in our Risen Savior and cry out Alleluia. The Easter joy that we have should also make us want to experience the love that God has for us even more, and a way that we can do this is through retreats. I’m very excited that we have Christ Renews His Parish (Chirp) starting at Epiphany very soon, and I would like to encourage any parishioner of Epiphany to consider going on this weekend retreat. The weekend for men is April 21-22, and the women’s retreat is May 5-6. The only requirement for you to go on the retreat is that you have to be a parishioner here at Epiphany. If you would like more information or would like to register for this retreat please take a look at this link.
I would also like to encourage you to a Passion and Purpose retreat with national speaker and author Matthew Kelly. This event will be held at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Brooklyn Park on Saturday, May 5. It starts at 9:00 a.m. and goes to 1:30 p.m. and only costs $39. I was able to hear Matthew talk at the Cathedral a couple of weeks ago for the Archdiocesan Men’s Conference and was very impressed. I am sure that this retreat will be well worth going. My sister Annah has also heard Matthew speak before and was very impressed and she would also encourage all of you to come as well. You can find more information on this retreat right here and can also register.
As you can tell there are plenty of opportunities for you to have your faith grow, and these are only a couple of them. I would also encourage you to spend some extra time in prayer this Easter, just giving thanks to God for all that he has done for you. This Easter season is a season full of grace, and God is inviting you to be filled with His amazing grace.
Sunday, April 8, 2012
Saturday, April 7, 2012
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Below is my short homily from Palm Sunday: