January 15, 2023

In the reading from St. Paul to the Church of Ephesus read on the Feast of the Epiphany last Sunday, he reminds them of the grace of God given to Him to be shared with the whole Church. Our Blessed Lord constituted St. Paul as a steward of this great treasure with the responsibility of sharing this truth with the Christian Faithful throughout the world. We as members of the Christian faith have been entrusted with the stewardship of our faith communities, meaning that we commit ourselves to caring for them by taking an active part in performing the Lord’s work by our involvement in the ministries our parish performs. Every so often, it is a good idea to provide an opportunity for those new to the parish to discern how they can do their part to become actively involved in the life of the parish, as well as for those already involved to recommit themselves to their ministries and membership in the parish. This week and next week, there will be forms available for you to make your commitment or recommitment to our parish (see page 6). This assists us in maintaining our records so that they remain accurate & current. Each person 21 years of age & older is asked to sign a commitment form. There is also a part of the commitment form where you express any needs you may have. Please take the time to complete this. We are interested in hearing from you so that we can better serve you. As we exercise stewardship regarding our parish community, so we must also exercise spiritual stewardship as well.

To this end, I would like to announce an up-coming Parish Mission beginning with the Masses the weekend of February 18-19 and the Monday and Tuesday evenings preceding Ash Wednesday, February 20th & 21st . The Mission will be conducted by Fr. Joseph Tuscan, OFM Cap., from the St. Augustine Province of the Capuchin Franciscans in Pittsburgh. Fr. Tuscan will also direct the Day of Recollection for the Altar & Rosary Society on Ash Wednesday, February 22nd . Mark your calendars for these important dates.