Pastor’s Reflection for July 23, 2017

Dear Parishioners,

This past week we had our Summer Vacation Bible School, Passport to Peru. There were a total of 100 campers in both the morning and afternoon program with 40 facilitators, including many high school students completing community service.  Each day one memorable Bible point was reinforced through games, songs, imagination station and Bible theater. The five Bible points were that God gives us comfort, patience, peace, love and joy. I wish to thank Sharon Keith who has directed our Bible camps and all her helpers. I remind parents that the Bible camp continues now each day in their homes with daily family prayer and Scripture.

We have Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament on Monday – Friday beginning after the 9 a.m. Mass up until midnight except on Wednesday when Adoration comes to an end at 6:30 p.m. and on Friday ending at 10:30 p.m. The bulletin lists the times that we are in need of coverage for our Eucharistic Adoration on page 5. There is a gradual turnover due to sickness, death, or other reasons. We need to have at least two people committed to one half hour. If you are able to fill one of the vacant time slots, please call the rectory so you may be put on the schedule. Again, this is showing hospitality to the presence of the Eucharistic Lord who is in our community, dwelling among us in our tabernacles. It is our desire that each family be represented once a week in Adoration before the Lord. I thank all who are faithfully committed to Eucharistic Adoration. It is a blessing to our parish community.

We will begin a new DVD series on Tuesday, August 8, at 7:00 p.m. It is a series on The Catholic Faith Explained. We might be familiar with different aspects of the Catholic faith. But how does it all fit together? This series opens up the “big picture” of the Catholic faith in a way that helps us know it, live it, and articulate it to others.  In it, Edward Sri leads a team of teachers. You can also see the series online through our parish subscription to Formed.org.

I will be available for confession this week on Tuesday, July 25, from 1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

May Jesus continue to shepherd you in all of your needs.

God love you,