Happy New Year to you and all your dearly beloved.
I trust that you all had a great Christmas.
We give thanks to our merciful and loving God for bringing us thus far on our pilgrim way. This New Year, please God, we hope to embark on many events, some of which are new. Others are not new; they have only been frozen by circumstances. In addition to our parish events, a national event will also be introduced in this short write-up.
Baptism Classes:- These are classes held once a month for new parents who want to baptize their newborn babies. The classes were put on hold during the covid-19 lockdown last year. We shall resume these classes this New Year. They will be held from January to July, and from September to November, 2022.
Men’s Group:- This is a spiritual development meeting of men, which run as a counterpart of the Women’s Group. The latter resumed this past autumn, but the men’s group couldn’t. This New Year is a great opportunity to revive the Men’s Group. All the old members as well as new members are welcomed to contact Sister Lauren Hanley on the Parish Pastoral Staff for further information.
Pasta Dinner:- The Pastoral Council has given assent to a proposal that we hold at least two social gatherings annually. Following the success of last summer’s “Welcome Home Party,” we plan to hold an indoor Pasta Dinner during the winter. This dinner will take place on a Sunday evening for all parishioners. Stay tuned for announcements and details.
National Eucharistic Revival: The Bishops of the United States are calling for a three-year grassroots revival of devotion and belief in the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist. They believe that God wants to see a movement of Catholics across the United States, healed, converted, formed, and unified by an encounter with Jesus in the Eucharist—and sent out in mission “for the life of the world.”
These three years will culminate in the first National Eucharistic Congress in the United States in almost fifty years. Almost a hundred thousand Catholics will join together in Indianapolis for a once-in-a-lifetime pilgrimage toward the “source and summit” of our Catholic faith.
We will bring you updates and a detailed schedule of events as they become available.
Blessings and Good Wishes:- Let it be our collective as well as individual prayer that this New Year will be one of great prospects for all of us. Let’s continue to pray for an end to covid infections in the country and in all parts of the world.
May the Lord bless us and keep us; May the Lord make his face to shine upon us and be gracious to us; May the Lord lift his countenance over us and grant us his peace. Amen.
Once again, on behalf of the Pastoral Team,
I WISH EACH ONE OF YOU A HAPPY, HEALTHY AND PEACEFUL NEW YEAR!