A few updates:
I conversed briefly with Fr. “Bill” (Roger Bilodeau) last week at Fr. Will Demers funeral Mass at the Cathedral. As you know, Fr. Bill had suffered a major heart attack some months ago. Well, he looks healthy and says he is feeling fine. He is currently on assignment in Manchester at the priest’s retirement/nursing facility taking care of the spiritual needs of his brother priests, which includes daily Mass and visits. His living there is good because they can keep an eye on him so that he doesn’t over-do-it!
Do you recall the little three month old baby boy Gavin who was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive cancer? Well, more good news has been pouring in. Little Gavin is doing so well, that he will be undergoing a final complete physical to hopefully clear him of any cancer! Praise God! Please continue to pray for him and his family. Proof that prayer can move mountains!
The new parish website is up and running. In fact, many of you already know this! A web designer, Kate, has donated all her time, talent and energy (which amounted to many hours of work) into creating and updating our parish website. So here’s the news, Kate tells us that in the last few weeks alone we have had 315 sessions, 643 page views and 255 users. She goes on to say, “there’s a good amount of direct traffic, and a lot coming from Google — our site is the 3rd result in search when a person searches for just “St. Joseph” in Google!” Isn’t that amazing! Thanks to all involved and for Jane Maki in keeping the material on it current! Please check it out: www.stjosephlincoln.org (I’m told you don’t need the “www” anymore… but I’m old school… lol)
The Parish Choir, led by the Maestro, Caroline Long meets on Tuesdays at 10:00 am in the church for choir rehearsal. They are actively looking for more members to join, so please stop by this Tuesday! We, as a parish, are blessed to have them perform and sing enriching our liturgy! So mark your calendar and see you Tuesday here in the church!
Lastly, if you are interested in becoming Catholic, or curious about the Catholic Faith, please let me know. Contact me through e-mail or telephone or just see me, any way you wish. Last year, Austin Tetley entered fully into the Catholic Faith at the parish’s Easter Vigil Mass. The parish offers an online program that is easy to use and interactive. This is in addition to some group meetings discussing various topics and practices of the Faith. I know that, for some, this is a big decision. I invite you to pray over it, and know that there is no obligation and will remain confidential if you wish.
Please pray for the parish and each other.