Family Choir • 6:00pm
Blue Army Holy Hour • 7:30pm
Adult Choir • 7:30pm
From the Pastor
A few weeks ago I shared a few numbers—the numbers of the many parishioners who are participating in the religious education opportunities here at the parish— from our PSR students to our adults engaged in Adult Faith Formation. I have a few more numbers I want to share with you this week. They are the number of individuals that we rarely see, but are the people who need us to be present in their lives - the homebound and those living in the nursing facilities in our community.
Each Sunday after the 8am Mass, many of our Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion take communion to these individuals. On average we send our ministers out into the community to visit 175 people - bringing them the Eucharist. What a joy and pleasure it is for me to send forth these ministers; it is truly a vision of what our church is called to do - together we are called to serve those in need! I will be forever grateful for those among us who serve the elderly & sick in this most important way!
Each month I also celebrate & offer Mass at Breckenridge, the Manor Care & Emeritus Nursing Facilities. The number of individuals served at these Masses is on average 75 more people who look forward each month to these encounters with Christ in the Eucharist.
As I mentioned, for the most part, these people are those among us who may go unseen - I am happy & pleased to say that because of everyone's dedication our parish "sees" them! Because we support the parish with our sacrificial gifts, our time & our talents - "WE" are able to support all these people in need. I can't but think that one day we may find ourselves exactly where these people find themselves today - in homes possibly feeling lonely & isolated. What a blessing it is for us to be present to them; what a blessing it is to bring Christ to them! Thanks one and all for your support of our parish & the service that enables us to do so many good and wonderful things like this!