We rejoice with our community this past Saturday as we celebrated the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults and Children. Some forty of our parishioners received the Sacrament of Baptism. Nine made their Profession of Faith to formally join our Catholic Church. And seventy-two received the Sacrament of Confirmation. This is truly a reason to celebrate amidst the challenges of this pandemic. While the weather was sweltering during a two and half hour liturgy, the excitement of the candidates and their families could not be contained! Please continue to pray and walk with our neophytes as they discover the living faith in their lives.
The celebration of our faith continues with our Marian month of October. Please join our community in praying the rosary daily after the 8:30am Mass. Through the intercession of our Mother Mary, may we also pray for the Respect of Life as we remember the unborn. In union with Bishop Vann and all our faithful in the Diocese, may we give support to mothers and families who are spiritually battling to embrace the Gospel of Life. I am certain that St. Anthony Mary Claret whom we will honor later this month on October 24th would advocate for the voiceless and most vulnerable as he has done in his day.