Join us next Sunday for the School and Parish Picnic. As we move forward and wait on the Bishop’s plans for our Church; it is important to get together and enjoy one another’s company. If you are new to the Parish or do not know many people, we would really love for you to join us.
This week I ask you to invite a family to join us at the Picnic. People are more likely to attend if they receive a personal invitation.
When I was a child life seemed much simpler. All our friends were from school and church. We didn’t have lots of after school activities and in fact we did these activities with the same families. After Mass were would go to each other’s house for morning tea. Today people fly in and out of Mass and our Parish with often little consideration of building up of the community. If can feel like we are a drive through service.
Of course, the Sacraments are the source and summit of our faith. But our community needs each of our gifts to complete Jesus’ great mission: to go and make disciples of all nations. Our Parish needs you. No matter what culture you are from or how long you have been in the Parish or what stage of life you are in – we need you. We need you at Mass. We need you to speak to those around you. We just need you.
So, let’s all re-evaluate.
Let’s slow down.
Let’s have a picnic!
So much can be achieved over a cuppa and sandwich.
Parish Pastoral Worker