We have had some great works of service and learning in our parishes. Totus Tuus week will be concluding on Friday, July 18, with young people of all ages, as well as the leaders, growing in their faith. Our Middle & High School Service trips have become a wonderful tradition of service and learning. We grow every time we learn about faith and serve others. Pope Francis is constantly reminding us of that. He also encourages us to do it together!
With our new cluster, in fact when any faith community has change, there are many varied emotions, questions, concerns, and more. I believe that is the best time to learn and serve together. Our faith communities grow when we are united. Our faith communities grow when we look for ways to work together. We never want to lose our foundation, our roots of community. The best way to preserve comes in how we move forward. It comes in how we portray our community to others.
I see so many gifts in people of all ages in our parishes. How do we encourage each other? How do we reach out? How do we speak of our parish, our leadership, the Catholic Church?
These summer months give us great opportunity to relax, join with others, and reflect on life. I invite us all to reflect on what is important in our faith? How can we help our parishes? What can we bring to the Table of the Lord?
It is a great honor to serve as your pastor. It is an even greater honor to know we do that together!
In Christ's Peace,