Peace of the Lord be with you always!

Jesus tells us to not let our hearts be troubled nor to let them be afraid.  He grants us His gift of Peace which is God's Presence through the Holy Spirit to remain in our hearts, present to our lives always.  Might we open our hearts to His Holy Spirit. 1st Communion reminds of Jesus' close presence always. Click here for my full Sunday homily this week.
For myself, I was given an opportunity to open myself to the Holy Spirit this past week as I was asked by Bishop Quinn to become the pastor of St. Theresa, Mapleton; St. Joseph, Good Thunder; and St. Matthew, Vernon Center.  These three parishes are located directly south of Mankato.  This will become effective July 1st.  Thank you all for your constant support and prayers.  I do look forward to the final two months of my time here in Winona.  May God bless and reward you for your faithfulness.