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GREETINGS FROM THE PASTOR

GREETINGS FROM THE PASTOR

Crossing the Threshold of Faith

Welcome to the Old St. Mary’s Website as we transition from January to February.

If you don’t know much about the Catholic Church, and especially if you don’t know much about Old St. Mary’s, please do know that we are always in transition because there is so much of life happening around us all the time.

What I mean with that, every day there seems to be new scripture to explore (even though we keep reading from the same stories in the bible, the readings always seem new), because there are all these feasts in our Church calendar to keep us thinking about faith connections, and there is the real world we live in impacted by all events all around us, to say nothing of our own individual life situations.

Some of the events impacting us these days – we have celebrated the Paulist Patron, St. Paul, on the weekend of January 26, we remember Holocaust Remembrance Day on January 27, we’ve prayed for Christian Unity during the week of January 19, and we’ve launched into Catholic Schools Week on January 26.

Coming up, we celebrate the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord on February 2, and Lent is set to launch on February 26. But when we cross the threshold of faith, it is then that our vision widens and we can see those we can bring the message to, and we can also see all those we can receive the message from. All our lives communicate the power of God that faith leads us to understand. February has the usual assortment of baptisms, games, education and jobs, and it also has Super Bowl, Academy Awards, and Black History Month.

At Old St. Mary’s, there are other ways we approach the living of our faith, Mass, events, activities, reflection through education and so much more – check out our website. In each case, we must all individually decide how to move forward. Let us pray that individually and collectively we are ready to cross the threshold of faith and keep sharing and rediscovering God breaking into our World.

But when we cross the threshold of faith, it is then that our vision widens and we can see those we can bring the message to, and we can also see all those we can receive the message from. All our lives communicate the power of God that faith leads us to understand.

Fr. Brad

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