It's that time of year when we get ready - we prepare our students, from Pre-K to College, for the start of the new school year, we prepare our final summer outings, we begin preparation for Fall weather, and so on. New seasons sometimes bring change - whether good or bad - and change can bring about new blessings that we have to look for carefully.
For those in ministry, the new season brings about hope for new beginnings in many ways and for our office, it's no different. There are some great new changes taking place with Sacramental Preparation and with our Families Formed in Christ Series. Check them out on our website for all we offer and check the parish website - www.enterthenarrowgate.org - for the events that all our ministries offer and consider participating in any of these Faith building experiences that will help you change your priorities from what society dictates to what God dictates. The results will bring many blessings for certain.
During this challenging time in the Catholic Church, it's important to remember that family is everything, the Eucharist is the source and summit of our Faith and that a few bad apples should never spoil the entire crop. So though we have priests, bishops and up who chose the wrong path and/or covered up for those who did, who hurt so many in the process, it does not discount the many who are here for us and walk the narrow path with us, trusting that their Lord will get them through it all. Life lesson - We must own up to what was done, make amends to the very best of our abilities, never make the same mistake again, speak up against evil always, work hard to bring about God's justice and above all, stand firm as we Praise the Lord of heaven for his many mercies and healing.
Our staff continues to pray always for all those we serve for Christ, we work hard to do things correctly and above all, we count on God to get us through anything and everything together! We are - Families Formed in Christ!
God bless us all!