January 1, 2018
I pray you have a blessed and joyful New Year. May you experience the love of
the Father, Son and Spirit in an ever deeper way this year. If you live your
Catholic faith, I am confident you will experience peace, love and joy in a greater
way. Essentially living your faith means giving praise and thanks to God by
worshipping every Sunday in the manner of worship Jesus Christ gave us, the
Mass. Living your faith means loving and serving your neighbor and developing a
daily prayer life. Living your faith means a continual turning away from sin,
receiving the Sacrament of Reconciliation, studying your faith and living as a
disciple of Jesus Christ.
Hopefully you have received our brochure for this Year of Service. Please read the
information and prayerfully reflect on how you will serve the Lord and one
another. How and in what way is the Holy Spirit calling you to serve? The benefits
to you and those you serve are so many.
Thank you to all who have served our parish as ministers over these Holy Days. I
also say thanks especially to the children and adult choirs and those who decorated
our church. Your help makes our parish the vibrant and wonderful parish it is.
Thank you for all the prayers, gifts, cards, food and well wishes. Our Ladians,
your generosity and thoughtfulness is most appreciated and humbling.