I apologize to all of the people impacted by my numerous cancellations during these past couple of weeks. I made it through five of the six weekend Masses at the Cathedral on March 7 and 8 to open up the Parish Mission. With a heart rate surpassing 150 all morning on Sunday I knew I had to do something. A trip to the emergency room resulted in a couple-day stay. I missed the first two nights of the mission but was grateful to be able to preach at the closing Mass on Wednesday.
Unfortunately, after leaving the hospital my wife shared her cough and cold with me. This greatly hindered my recovery process. and put me on bed rest for four additional days. I apologize to all of the folks at St. Anthony's in Casper for missing the day of retreat on March 14, the Partners in Education (P.I.E.) fundraiser at St. Anthony's School, and preaching at all of the weekend Masses. I simply was unable to attend due to my illness.
This Saturday is the women's retreat at St. Joseph's Parish in Cheyenne. I am doing my best to get well so I can be there to lead this wonderful day. It is my understanding that nearly 50 women have registered to be in attendance. I am looking forward to spending this day with all of you.
Please continue to pray for my health. I am still a long way from being 100% and I am relying on God's healing touch in the days ahead. Although Lent hasn't been what I was planning, it has definitely provided an opportunity for reflection upon suffering, healing, hope, and the grace and mercy of God.