Fr. Carl’s Corner

Article from Parish Bulletin – The Arrow on September 27, 2020

Looking for a peaceful respite from the concerns and worries that many are carrying due to this pandemic? Come and sit in the presence of Jesus as we gather for Eucharistic Adoration each Thursday evening from 7 to 8 pm in church.

This pandemic has cost many good folks their jobs, professions and careers which took years to establish. Many moms and dads are desperate to find any work to provide for their families. Many small business owners are struggling to stay open and survive. Covid-19 has posed formidable challenges in ERs and clinics, in office environments and retail stores, in the classroom and the laboratory.

While Eucharistic Adoration is not a kind of magic that changes the circumstances we may be living in and through, it is a powerful reminder how God is with us every step of the way on this journey. Time in Adoration can help remind us that God holds the world and each of us in His heart. And in turn, we are entrusted to care for and extend our hands to be of service and help to those in need. Quiet time in church before Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament can be just what we need to find the peace and strength that will carry us through these difficult days. And when we feel ‘what more can I do?,’ we can take time to pray for others: the sick, essential workers, our police and firefighters, teachers and students in school or e-learning from home. All need our prayers for courage and continued strength.

So, let’s not forget this beautiful tradition in our Church, Eucharistic Adoration. Sitting quietly with the Lord in prayer is a practice that can help us find satisfaction and peace knowing we are doing something positive and good for those we love and care about as we hold all in prayer.

Come and experience this amazing gift of God’s presence and peace every Thursday evening from 7 to 8 pm in church.

YOU MAY NOTICE at the back of the courtyard directly in front of the rectory, there is a new canopy over the brick patio. This canopy will allow for greater use of the patio by our school students and by the parish, for gatherings outside. The summer sun, especially in the mornings, can be unbearable making the courtyard patio unusable. This canopy will solve that issue for years to come. I want to thank our Men’s Society for the money donated toward the cost of the canopy and its installation, a wonderful and practical gift to the parish.

Happy Fall to everyone! Have a great week ahead. Be safe and stay well.

With you a Christian. For you a priest.
Father Carl MorelloPastor of St. Giles Parish