Pastor's Message - April 15, 2018
"While they were still speaking about this, he stood in their midst and said to them, “Peace be with you.” But they were startled and terrified and thought that they were seeing a ghost. Then he said to them, “Why are you troubled? And why do questions arise in your hearts? Look at my hands and my feet, that it is I myself. Touch me and see, because a ghost does not have flesh and bones as you can see I have.” And as he said this, he showed them his hands and his feet. While they were still incredulous for joy and were amazed, he asked them,“Have you anything here to eat?” They gave him a piece of baked fish; he took it and ate it in front of them."
Dear Parishioners and Friends,
Plans are well underway for our 64th Annual Fiesta! A special thanks to our dedicated leadership team and all of our sponsors for their planning and support. This huge parish and community event is remarkable in its size and witness to our parish community coming together with so many generous volunteers.
The month of June is significant for me as well as I will be celebrating my 25th anniversary of my ordination and giving thanks to our Lord for 25 years of priesthood. I am blessed to be a priest of the Rochester Diocese and to have had the blessings of supportive parents and family and to have known so many wonderful parishioners, fellow priests, and the kind shepherding of my ordaining Emeritus Bishop Clark and Bishop Matano.
We all have the responsibility to encourage vocations to the priesthood. Vocations do not drop down from heaven. They come from families like your own. We adults have to encourage, and challenge our young people to think bigger. A wonderful opportunity to explore the possibility of priesthood is being organized by Fr. Justin Miller, one of our fine younger priests.
Consider the Priesthood ~ Good Shepherd Sunday
Young men grades 8 & up are invited to attend a special gathering on
Sunday, April 22, 2018 from 12:15 to 2:15pm
at the Church of the Holy Spirit's Parish Hall (1355 Hatch Rd, Webster)
An amazing lunch will be served
Listen to inspiring testimonies
Have a chance to meet young, fun priests
Fun and games galore
Free books, prayer aids will be available
To Register/ask questions via Fr. Justin Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org or 585-586-8089 ext. 125
May God bless you this week!