Message from Father Langan, May 29-30

May 29-30

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

In the Name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit.  We proclaim the Name of God every time we begin our prayers; when we enter Church; when we begin Holy Mass.  Our  Lord Jesus has given us the Name of God and it is who we are – our identity.  Today on Trinity Sunday we reflect on Who God is and who we are as Christians.  The indwelling of the Holy Trinity took place in our lives on the day we were Baptized.  Henceforth, we are no longer our own, but we belong to God forever.

The Sacred Presence of the Holy Trinity in our souls is not static, but dynamic.  The Father loves us beyond our comprehension.  He desires us to be fully the person He has created us to be.    The Son has shown us how to respond to the Father’s love and bestows the grace we need to accomplish our growth in Faith.  The Holy Spirit is ever prompting us to sanctify that we might more and more reflect the Presence of God in our lives.  Just as God’s Presence is not static within us nor must we be static in our response.  God awaits ever so patiently our cooperation with the wisdom and grace He freely bestows.  The extent to which we cooperate with His grace we grow in sanctity and affirm that God is truly with us.  Holy God we praise Thy Name!

We have completed another successful academic year of Faith Formation for the children of our Parish.  Because of the Covid restrictions it was a most challenging time for our devoted catechists and our youth.  As pastor I wish to express my heartfelt thanks and appreciation to all our Faith Formation catechists and our director Anastasia Legg who did such a great job.  Thanks also to our parents who cooperated so well in this important work and our children for their enthusiastic participation.  In September we expect to be back in the classroom and once again see your happy faces.

The month of May ends with the Feast of the Visitation of our Blessed Mother to her cousin Elizabeth.  This joyful mystery draws our attention to the Divine Presence of the Son of God in the womb of Mary and the holy presence of John the Baptist in the womb of Elizabeth.  The Visitation is not just a happy meeting between two women, but also the recognition of the sanctity of the unborn child.  Just as we recognize the preciousness of life on this Memorial Day weekend and give honor to those who have sacrificed their lives for the preservation of the truths we hold dear, we be ever more committed to protecting defending the life of the unborn child.

A Happy Memorial Day,

Father Langan

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