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Fr. Keith's Korner

Welcome to the holy season of Lent. This year we are reflecting on the fact that practice does not actually ever make us perfect. Only God can be perfect, but we are always called to be the very best that is possible at any point in our lives. People sometimes imagine that canonized saints were

somehow “perfect,” but they too were just trying their best. It is ironic that the closer we get to God, the farther we realize that we are away from God! If we take our Lenten journey seriously this year, by Easter each of us should be better about trying, at every moment, to be the best possible version of ourselves.

Last weekend we enjoyed our annual Variety Show on Saturday evening. Thanks to all those who shared their talent with our faith community, and

thanks to the musical “Von Sutterman Family” for organizing and producing the event.

I was worried a few weeks ago that the Easter Bunny would not be able to visit our children this year, as we had no one to organize our annual Easter Egg Hunt. However, that worry has been transformed into thanksgiving that Sherry Snyder has come forward to take the lead, and Carol Mull has offered to assist. Thanks so much to these parishioners!

Our panel of judges (local teachers and professors) has completed reviewing the entries for our Drexel Essay contest, and I am pleased to announce that the $500 High School award this year will go the Jayden Stier, and the $1000 college scholarship will go to Cheri O’Brien. They will both be speaking briefly about our patron saint at the Drexel Ball. It is our Drexel Ball that generates the funds for the scholarships we award each year, and so I invite you to get your friends together and plan to attend on

10 March right here in McElroy Hall. You can procure tickets and drop off auction items each week at the table in the narthex through Sunday 25 February.

What will you be observing Lent this year?

Fr. Keith Boisvert

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