Pastor’s Reflection for May 7, 2017

Dear Parishioners,

We continue to celebrate the great event of our faith, The Resurrection of Jesus.  “Jesus Christ is Risen!” These are the greatest four words that we can speak and hear.  It is important for us to understand why the resurrection of Jesus is good news for us.  We read how the early disciples were so excited that they went forth to proclaim this news in the public arena.  They are good examples for us to follow.  I share this following article from a publication from Faith Catholic:

While evangelization is not new to us as Christians, the developing concept of the New Evangelization we hear about so often today challenges us to be bold and embrace our vocation as modern believers – to bring the Good News to people in all situations.  Wherever people are, the Church must be present.  It is not enough for us to practice our faith in seclusion; we need to invite others to Christ – nonbelievers as well as believers who have fallen away from the faith.

Christ entrusts us with the mission of proclaiming the Gospel; we must embrace this great responsibility.  Perhaps the Holy Spirit guides you to share a faith-inspired social media post or invite a friend to Mass.  Or maybe you are given the opportunity to reveal your own believe in Jesus during an intimate conversation.  These gestures require no extraordinary training or education-simply openness and the desire to share our greatest gift with others.

Let us grow in the knowledge of faith.  Take advantage of our online program, FORMED, that is on our website or the programs that are offered on site in the parish.  Invite a friend or family member to church.  It is only natural to share good news.  Let us expose ourselves and others to the good news of our salvation. 

I will be available for confession this week on Tuesday, May 9, 2017, from 6:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

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

God love you,