On Friday, February 28, at 6:00 pm, I will give a one hour reflection at St. Patrick's Parish in Council Bluffs. We had a great turnout in Advent. I hope our Lenten gathering is even larger.
From March 14 through March 18, I will lead a parish mission for St. Peter's Parish in Council Bluffs. I will preach at all of the weekend Masses on March 14 and March 15. There will then be a one hour presentation on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. The topics will be Faith, Hope, and Healing. Each topic will stand on its own. Thus, if you can't make it all three nights, I hope you will come on the evenings you can. The start time for the evening presentations has not yet been established.
Finally, I am looking forward to leading a retreat for the deacons and their wives here in the Diocese of Des Moines on March 21 and March 22. After 20 years of diaconal ministry, I have come to especially appreciate these opportunities to lead retreats for my fellow deacons and their wives.
Ash Wednesday is February 26. Make plans now for a fruitful Lenten journey.