“Be transformed by the renewal of [our minds],” that we “may prove what is the will of God” (cf. Romans 12:2)
Bishop Johnston has proclaimed a Holy Year of Renewal for our diocese.
The Holy Year of Renewal is tied directly to the Mutually Shared Vision as a spiritual preparation for the whole diocese, opening ourselves up to the Holy Spirit to help us. As good as the plans in the Vision are, with clearly stated Priorities and Goals, it’s ultimately not about what we are doing, it’s about what God is doing through us. The Holy Year is a spiritual time to reflect upon the Vision in a personal and communal way in our homes and parishes.
This special, graced time will give us many opportunities to reflect together on the Priorities and how they can benefit us as a diocese. Each month our celebration will focus on various themes from the Mutually Shared Vision. There will be events throughout the year to bring us together as One Family. Additionally, there will be suggestions for concrete actions of ways to mark the year with prayer and service.
The theme for March is “One Family: Restored in Christ – Equipped for Mission”
Throughout Lent the theme is “The Light Is On For You” and additional opportunities for confession will be offered at parishes throughout the Diocese.
At St. James additional confession times will be offered on from 6-7pm on Monday, March 11, 18 and 25. And from 7:30 – 8:30am on Saturday, April 6 and 13.