My Dear Parishioners,
As we enter the New Year, often times, it is a good time to reminisce of the year that has past. I know that there has been a lot of confusion and argumentation regarding the recent Political Elections, but putting that aside, the real question we should be asking ourselves regarding this last year, is: “Have I become closer to God?”
It is my belief that the major work of your parish is to help you in this journey in becoming the Best Christian and a closer friend to the Lord. In this year we have made major strides, in creating a “Pastoral Council” for Holy Family and I hope that will be in working order within the first quarter of the New Year. We have revamped many of the Sacrament presentations; So, that Baptisms have become an event that the Parishioners are a taking a supportive and participating role. At Funeral Masses, the Celebration of ones life has been more open to the parishioners so we all become more involved in praying and celebrating ones life and supporting families of the deceased.
The celebration of our Sacraments must be the mainstay of our Faith and shared with each other, so that we all may see and grow with the Lord,
Holy Family is a wonderful Community and has so much potential for us to grow in our Faith, but we must do so, by our closeness with the Lord and that leads to our respect and care for each other. Otherwise we are just going through the motions and God remains aloof to us. I have great Hopes for the Year ahead and pray the we all become more open and closer to the God who Loves us so much!
Happy New Year.
Fr. John C. Giel, V.G.