hope everyone had a Happy and Blessed Easter. I am currently preparing for the upcoming state convention, so this report will be brief. As I reflect on The Massseries from Bishop Barron, I often find a sense of gratitude and respect for Bishop Barron and his public ministry with Word On Fire. It is an understatement to say the content he offers on YouTube, his podcasts, and his website is an oasis within those deserts.
We are also blessed, right here in the valley, with the leadership and pastoral care of the clergy who serve the parishes that make up the membership of our council. Let us take a moment to thank the priests and deacons that serve our parishes with dignity and grace. To that end, our annual Clergy Appreciation Dinner is coming up on Monday May 13, so if you have not already made reservations, please contact John Krumpos and/or Pat Reedy. Please continue to pray for clergy and an increase in vocations.