From Fr. Kitsmiller

Brothers and Sisters in Christ, 

 Instead of a usual homily this week, based upon the Sunday readings, Bishop Campbell, the chief Pastor of the local Church at the Diocese of Columbus, has asked that a letter be read from him at all the Masses concerning the drug crisis that currently engulf our diocese and state. The bishop calls all Catholics to show concern, assist those afflicted by this scourge and lend support to efforts to curb this growing crisis. In one of the following bulletins during this Lenten season, I will enclose the bishop’s letter along with a list of helpful resources provided by the diocese. I encourage all to pray and be open to how God is guiding us to address this problem. Thank you for your consideration.   

In this week’s bulletin is the schedule for Holy Week, which is coming soon. I hope you look forward to these coming liturgies. I call your attention to the Monday evening Mass that is said at St. John the Baptist at 5:30 p.m. If you are in the area, please join us. Also, I will be hearing confessions thirty minutes before the Monday evening Mass, as I do before each of the Sunday Masses. I hope you will have an opportunity to come to confession during the Lenten season. 

Fr. Kitsmiller
Associate Administrator
Sacred Heart and St. John the Baptist