A Note from the Pastor – July 29

Fr. Gerard Lecomte, CJM

The Holy Spirit draws us here today to listen to God’s living word, to receive the Lord in the Eucharist, and to give praise and thanks to God. During the week, many of us work hard to make our lives comfortable, aiming for a promotion or raise, earning enough to afford the nicest things, and putting money away for an easy retirement. Today’s readings will give us the bit of shock we need to put those parts of our life in perspective. “Vanity of vanities!” cries the first reading’s narrator, ridiculing the idea that we have total control over the rest of our lives. May we reorient ourselves toward what really matters.

Thursday is the Memorial of St. John Marie Vianney. An excellent opportunity to pray for our priests especially for Fr. Azam Vianney, CJM. This summer we welcome Fr. Siani Edward, our dear friend from Cameroon. I am looking for someone who can drive him from time to time. Please call me or the office if you can provide this service. At the end of the month we will also welcome Fr. Eleuterio, CJM, after a long year in Rome.

I am still jet lagged! Have a great weekend.