Article from Parish Bulletin: The Arrow on May 19, 2013
"Fr. Carl’s Corner"
June 1st is around the corner and that means our Shared Cup Commitment weekend is upon us! Please be sure to read all the details in the Arrow. Briefly, commitment weekend is an invitation for those who have not been visited, but have received information regarding our Shared Cup Campaign, to bring their pledge to church on the weekend of June 1st and 2nd. Although our Ambassadors have been out there visiting and working very hard, the large number of families in the parish have limited our ability to visit everyone at this time. Commitment weekend gives everyone a chance to make a campaign gift. And every pledge takes us a step closer to our goal! God has blessed us individually and as a community in many ways. Every gift helps us with our plans for renovation and improvements that are planned in the parish. Just as important is that every gift is an expression of gratitude for the abundance of gifts which God provides for us individually and as a community living in faith, hope and love. For your time, talent and treasure, I THANK YOU!
Now, just a little food for thought. We need your help with evangelization! The thought of going door to door or speaking to others about our faith can be intimidating. Here is a thought about EASY EVANGELIZATION.
Each of us is required to "Go into the whole world and proclaim the gospel to every creature" (Mark 16:15). Our very presence at Mass on Sunday is an easy way to tell others we think the gospel message is important. Plus by following the requirements to attend Mass each Sunday, we encourage others to do the same. Our presence makes a difference.
For some, especially with children, I know it can be a challenge to get the family up and ready for Mass. Thank you for the effort you make and for coming. You are evangelizing your children with this simple action. It is also good for the family to see other members of the community praying together at Mass. Let's all challenge ourselves to take this one step further and invite someone who has been away from the church or just not coming to Mass to join us! EASY EVANGELIZATION!
Have a safe and blessed week ahead.
With you a Christian. For you a priest.
Father Carl Morello