Greetings in Christ, all!
What a wonderful Easter Season this has been. Now, here we are at the Feast of Pentecost: the birthday of our Church.
What we celebrate this weekend is nothing less than the joy of the God giving us the gift of His Holy Spirit.
For many Catholics, we are not quite sure what to do with this gift. We are not sure what the Holy Spirit is and how He can help us. To that, we have been blessed to offer the Life in the Spirit seminars and, while we are wrapping up our first run of these sessions, we are offering more. I simply cannot encourage all of us enough to check this out. Keep your eyes and ears open for the next set of sessions: you will NOT be disappointed.
I wanted to take some space here and run through the summer with you.
Our schedule this summer is quite…interesting. There are a lot of different things going on that make our calendar quite challenging and what I ask is for your patience and understanding with the inevitable errors or changes that will come about as a result.
The biggest thing that is challenging us continues to be the lack of priests. Fr. Tomy is stretched over Mt. Zion, St. Anthony’s and us and I continue to cover Sacred Heart, St. Mary on the Lake and St. Joseph in Adrian. While the original plan was for that time at St. Joe’s to have ended in June, it remains unclear to me whether or not that will actually happen, as their new priest will not be arriving until August.
Beyond that, we are blessed to have a lot of marriages, baptisms and other such wonders and it is going to make our calendar interesting.
If you see something and wonder why we are doing it on such and such date when we should be doing it on another, know that we met for hours trying to figure this all out and have offered everyone our absolute best.
So…there it is. We are beginning a wonderful and challenging run that we will give to God and ask Him to strengthen us for.
May God bless our efforts to worship Him, love Him and love each other more every day!