September 15, 2019 – Thoughts by Rev Kev

Today, the Church will celebrate Catechetical Sunday under the theme  “Stay with Us” . Catechetical Sunday is a wonderful opportunity to reflect on the role that each baptized person plays in handing on the faith and being a witness to the Gospel. Catechetical Sunday is an opportunity for all to rededicate themselves to this mission as a community of faith.

    Do you realize that with the cooperation of  great dedicated individuals in our communities the youth are able to grow to full maturity in faith, through prayer, and the celebration of the sacraments in their studies and apply what we share to their way of living.

    This year our Faith Formation will begin their time together at the 9:00am mass and then move to the classrooms for more opportunities to share and grow deeper in their understanding of faith. Full and active participation is very important for all members of our Faith Community of the Mid Mon Valley. In Advent you will begin to see the youth take part as Lectors specifically the Second Reading, perhaps assisting as Greeters, Ushers and even in the music ministry.

    As we continue to pray and grow together as one Community, may the Holy Spirit guide each of us to use our gifts as we build up the Body of Christ. Like the quote states “A Family that Prays Together stays Together.”

 

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