From Our Pastor...

Posted on June 05, 2024 in: Pastor

Dear Parishioners:

Although our daily routine of living might change over the summer months, remember one constant -- your relationship with the Lord and His love for you. Sunday morning remains the most important part of the week. No one would ever think to nurture one child but ignore another. There can be no vacation from the celebration of the Eucharist. Each Sunday, no matter what the season, we are called to gather as the family of God to profess our faith prayerfully, purposely and publicly and to be nourished by God’s word and the body and blood of our Lord.

During these summer months let us all try and make some time to enter conversation with our Lord through prayer. Read the scriptures, go to a bookstore, and purchase a book on our faith, participate in Eucharistic Adoration, attend one of our daily liturgies. All these activities are opportunities to spend time with the Lord.

These past eight months it has been my honor to walk with so many of you at important times in your lives (Baptisms, Weddings, Funerals, Reconciliation, retreats, Boards, and committees, and especially at the Eucharist). Areas I would like to continue to examine are: RCIA, Bible Study, Acts Retreats and spirituality, anyone interested in helping with these areas please let me know. I am open to any suggestions of how we can enhance our parish experience and our growth in our faith. Let me know if you have any insights in these areas>


Msgr. John Shamleffer

Our Annual Catholic Appeal continues, so far, we have still not heard from many of our parishioners. Please consider making a pledge to this appeal, which aids the neediest in our archdiocese. If you have any questions about the appeal, please contact me.