April brings about a few special events that deserve mention. The first being Easter, a tradition of sacrifice, faith, and new life provides the cornerstone on which we have been building the Salesian Center for Faith & Culture. Our work has come to life here as the result of a faith that this could be done and of a generosity on the part of many benefactors who have sacrificed for our good.
The next event to mention is the canonization of Popes John XXIII and John Paul II. They will both be declared saints on April 27. The calls to canonize John Paul II began even before he had been buried. People attending his funeral in 2005 held banners saying "Santo Subito," short for "make him a saint now." On April 2 we will once again celebrate the legacy of John Paul II with the 9th annual Arts & Culture series with a special movie event.
As spring emerges and our consciousness turns again to the gift of new life…and the opening of baseball season...we invite you to join us for any and all of our upcoming events and we continue to give thanks for your generous and ongoing support.
Thank you, God Bless and Be Well!
Fr. Thomas Dailey, OSFS
"A specific priority is the need to examine the predominant values and norms of modern society and culture in a Christian perspective, and the responsibility to try to communicate to society those ethical and religious principles which give full meaning to human life."
- Pope John Paul II
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