From The Pastor’s Desk
The Capital Campaign, Our Parish, Our Future: Building to Serve, continues to unfold. Last week, we had four wonderful gatherings with parishioners interested in learning more about the project. To all those who helped pull off the events and to all who participated—Thank you! Your support and generosity has been inspiring. We have a great vision for the future and will work very hard to be successful. Your participation is the key to our success. Please keep praying for the campaign, and please continue to be open to this effort. Together, with equal sacrifice, we can do something beautiful for Our Parish, Our Future!
At all the Masses next weekend, we will welcome Fr. Albert Haase, OFM. In addition to preaching at all the Masses, Fr. Albert will begin our Parish Mission on Sunday afternoon, October 9, at 4:00 p.m. The mission will continue on Monday and Tuesday evening, October 10-11, at 7:00 p.m. The mission talks take just one hour of your time and should be an occasion for spiritual renewal. I look forward to spending that time with you and with Fr. Albert.
October is Respect Life month. The Catholic Church is pro-life. We are to cherish each and every human life as a gift from God that deserves our love and respect. Unfortunately, there are many threats to the dignity of human life, especially at the beginning of life and then again at the end. The theme of Respect Life Month this year is “Moved by Mercy.” It’s a reminder that we are still in the Year of Mercy and that our faith must be put into action. I thank our own Respect Life Committee for advancing this important cause.
Sincerely yours in Christ,
-Fr. Aaron Esch, Pastor