Holy Thursday Message from Father Bob

Dear Parishioners,

A blessed Holy Thursday! I’m remembering not long ago when I had no hair, now I have lots of hair and no available barber! Being at the grocery store at 6 AM, a time set aside for the elderly and or compromised, I felt like it was the zombie apocalypse – masks, gloves, lots of distance, and no talking. We pray for a cure and especially for all of our health workers, drivers, grocery workers, pharmacies, police, firemen, and all those on the front lines.

As we pray on this day which is called holy – we thank the Lord for those who serve others, the holy Eucharist, and the priesthood. These are spoken of at every celebration of Holy Thursday.

Judas is mentioned in today’s gospel. Judas was a good person. That of course is worth repeating; Judas was a good person. Jesus chose him to be one of the apostles – his inner circle. Judas followed Jesus for almost 3 years. But, of course, good people can do wonderfully good things but can also do horrible things. Peter was a good person but eventually denied Jesus three times. Peter chose forgiveness and went back to the disciples. Judas chose to give the 30 pieces of silver back and took his own life. A good friend is someone who has the nerve to tell you that what you did is wrong. When we, as good people do wrong, the Lord is ready and willing to forgive us. He is always there for us no matter what.

A parishioner sent me a couple of notes:

 “I used to spin the toilet paper like I was on the Wheel of Fortune. Now I turn it like I am turning the dial on a safe.”

“I need to practice social distancing from… the refrigerator.”

“Still haven’t decided where to go for Easter … the living room or the kitchen.”   

Not really funny!!

With Him and His Mom, 

Fr. Bob