"You aim at a devout life, dear Philothea, because as a Christian you know that such devotion is most acceptable to God's Divine Majesty," says St. Francis de Sales in his book "Introduction to the Devout Life".
And we can all be Philotheas, as St. Francis notes: "I have made use of a name suitable to all who seek the devout life, Philothea meaning one who loves God."
Chrism Mass –
please make every effort to attend the annual Chrism Mass which is held only in
the Cathedral, where all the priests gather with Bishop Skylstad for the blessing
of the oils which will be used for the administration of sacraments around our
Diocese. This year’s Chrism Mass will be held on Thursday March 29, at 7 PM. Bishop-elect Liam Cary will be here and
will be preaching… A light reception will be held afterwards, where you can
meet the priests, some of whom you may know from other parishes or churches you
may have attended in the past.