FALL 2017 EDITION
A Letter from Father Mike
I feel like I had just written a little article last week; really it was several weeks ago for the Summer Edition. Our vibrant, family-oriented parish’s copious activities seemingly “push time ahead”!! I am increasingly more aware of the importance to move beyond our “comfort zones” as our very welcoming parish moves towards excellence; not surprisingly, Pope Francis is calling the Church to get out of those zones too. A key factor on the way towards excellence is proactively seeking input from as many parishioners as possible about how well our parish is serving their needs. I have asked the Pastoral Council to come up with some ways to obtain this vital information.
A second key factor on the way towards excellence is, in my opinion, making our parish facilities accessible to current and future parishioners. The new ramp to the Parish Hall and the redesigned parking lot are means to allow more parishioners and guests to use the hall, and for more to find a parking space for our many events, and especially for Sunday worship. I continue to be more and more impressed by our creative parishioners who lend their ideas and skills on the way towards excellence. The refurbishment of the Vestibule is a most example of the caliber of skills our parish has; the “brightening up” will help us to prepare to worship as we enter our church.
I am blessed to be your Pastor; pray that I become more like Jesus, the Model of Pastors.
Peace and love,