Pastor’s Letter, March 5th, 2017: Adoration Program and Lenten Presentation
Last Sunday I was very happy to bless and use for the first time the presider’s chair, deacon’s chair and table that were designed and built by parishioners Jim Pinsoneault and Greg Schuler. The new pieces are really quite handsome and enhance the sanctuary with their simple and elegant design. The Rosary carved into the back of the presider’s chair is a beautiful element. Take a closer look if you have not seen it. I thank Jim and Greg for their hard work and the effort they put into this, it was really a work of love.
I am happy to report that we have over 90 people signed up for our Adoration program! I am so happy to see parishioners praying in front of Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament. Only grace and good things for our parish can come from this. Please consider signing up for this if you have not done so already. Unassigned hours will be published so we can try to cover those times. Hopefully we can move toward 24/7 Adoration at Holy Rosary.
I wanted to offer something for Lent, so on March 7th I will present the first of a two-part series on the Spirituality of the Pilgrim, and share the experience of my over 500-mile walk on the Camino to Santiago, Spain. A fellow pilgrim on the Camino shared with me: “The Camino is a metaphor for life.” I think there is a lot of truth to that. I will also be sharing slides I took along the way as I narrate the journey.
It was a year ago that I was called to Archbishops Sartain’s office. It was with some expectation and excitement. I knew he was going to be giving me a parish assignment. It could be anywhere in the Archdiocese, anywhere from Bellingham to Vancouver, a large or small parish, city or country. It was Holy Rosary, Edmonds! Edmonds is where the journey would take me. I am very happy with the place and community of Edmonds. I am blessed and feel very comfortable here.