As we continue to pray for the victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma who lost their homes under water, we begin our new catechetical year. With September upon us all of the ministries of our parish which “took off” for the Summer are either already, or just about to be, back in “full swing”!
One of the most essential activities we engage in as Christians and as parents is the faith formation of our youth. To stick, our faith must be understood and taught not only here at the parish but at home and then put into daily practice.
On Catechetical Sunday we ask God’s blessings on our parish catechists, as we begin a new year of religious education. We thank those who have generously volunteered to give their time and talent to this important ministry this year.
The RCIA program for non-Catholic adults who wish to join the Catholic Church, or adult Catholics who have been baptized, but never received Confirmation or Eucharist also begins this month. If you’d like to inquire about the process, contact Deacon Bill. Spread the word! Nothing works better than a personal invitation to join the faith.
And so I encourage you in this new school year, in these busy months ahead, to pray, to prioritize faith and family, and to give yourself time to play, knowing that with these things, we find our truest identity, we live healthy lives, and our hearts, minds, and souls are able to open more fully to the life God has given us.