Fr. Carl’s Corner

Article from Parish Bulletin – The Arrow on April 23, 2017

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Our Easter Triduum services were beautiful and prayerful, if I might say so myself! THANK YOU to ALL who helped make them so meaningful. Our choir members, bell ringers, music directors, art and environment folks, ushers, Eucharistic ministers, lectors, servers and last, but not least, ALL who attended these services and prayed together as one Community of Faith. THANK YOU!

You should begin to notice the church getting brighter when the sun light comes through our beautiful stained glass windows. Thanks to the generosity of some parishioners, repair work on these windows began this past Monday. New clear protective glass is being installed with a new sealant all around each window. I’ll keep you posted, but keep an eye on the southeast windows near the back of church where the work has begun.

In 1995, well-known Catholic composer David Haas penned, “We Are Called.” It’s a tune that echoes the mission of Christ we are called to fulfill with lyrics such as, “We are called to act with justice; we are called to love tenderly. We are called to serve one another, to walk humbly with God.” The disciples saw the Risen Christ; they ate and drank with him. They became filled with his presence as he fed them with bread and fish to strengthen them in their belief.

In a similar way, every time we gather for Mass, we come forward to receive Holy Communion, by which we are nourished and strengthened by Jesus himself, so that we might have the grace and strength needed to share his love. Then, at the end of Mass, we are called to go out and share Christ’s love with others by treating everyone with respect, kindness and compassion. Like the early Christians, this is not an easy journey. Our journey will not be without its challenges. As we celebrate Easter, let us go forward confidently, knowing his Spirit will help us overcome any fear or doubt that keeps us from being his witnesses.

With you a Christian. For you a Priest.
Father Carl Morello