Canonization of Pope John XXIII  and Pope John Paul II

Dear Parishioners,

Please be assured that I will remember all of you in prayer as I join in the pilgrimage to Rome that will culminate on Divine Mercy Sunday, April 27, with the celebration of a Mass at St. Peter’s Basilica for the Canonization of Blessed John XXIII and Blessed John Paul II. These two former popes served the Church in our own time and provide for all of us examples of faith and dedicated service. As we remember them and commend our prayers to them, we pray that our own lives will draw strength from the grace of the same Holy Spirit who enlightened their hearts.  I look forward to sharing my time in Rome with you when I return. May God continue to watch over you all!  — Bishop Paul R. Sanchez

See Bishop Sanchez’s interview concerning the pilgrimage on NET-TV’s “In the Arena” (original air date 4/13). To access the video segment, click here. His interview is also available through these ON DEMAND services:

NET-TV archives
WOR archives (audio only)
Verizon FiOS On Demand via the NET Catholic Channel (free for Verizon subscribers only)


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