“Come to him, a living stone, rejected by human beings but chosen and precious in the sight of God, and, like living stones, let yourselves be built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.” (1 Peter 2:4-5).
This written witness of our patron, St. Peter, the Apostle, reminds us why – after two millenia – Christians still continue to gather in the name of Christ to pray. Baptized into His Paschal Mystery, we, the Body of Christ, the living stones, are witnesses to His ministry which continues to this day. We build the community by responding to this invitation to the celebration of God’s love through Sacraments, especially in the Eucharistic celebration, the source and summit of the Christian life.
“A parish is the place where all the faithful can be gathered together for the Sunday celebration of the Eucharist. The parish initiates the Christian people into the ordinary expression of the liturgical life: it gathers them together in this celebration; it teaches Christ’s saving doctrine; it practices the charity of the Lord in good works and brotherly love (CCC, 2179).”
It is my prayer that our parish community will always be a place where we can gather to worship, to celebrate our faith, and to share the living experience of the Body of Christ through our various ministries and faith formation programs.
May the Lord in His gracious love and mercy sustain us in our journey of faith!
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