Listening Sessions

From the Desk of Fr. David

Dear Friends in Christ,

              The Listening Sessions in my opinion went great.  Both of them were totally different from each other.  I know some people were disappointed because they thought decisions were going to be made that night.  My goal was to listen, therefore I had no preset agenda of how the meetings should go or what the outcome should be.  I also want to thank those who sent me their opinions or concerns through the email address  I hope to respond to all them as soon as possible.  If you don’t have email, you can send me a letter with the words “parish input” or “renewal” written on the outside.  The next step for me is to discern with God’s help and your prayers and input what needs to happen at our parish.  For your part I am asking you to take time to listen and encourage each other.  Your prayers are very important. 

At this time in our world we need to be a people of prayer, always invoking the saints’ assistance.  I encourage you to pray the special prayer, included in this bulletin (LINK to prayer on St. Joseph website … For the Diocese of Buffalo LINK), to St. Joseph for his help for our Diocese and for our own personal needs.  Also invoke the Fourteen Holy Helpers and your favorite saints.

On October 24th we will have our next Faith Formation Gathering in the parish hall at 10 am.  All ages are invited. We will be focusing on the Rosary, meditation and developing our prayer connection to God.  The children will be making rosaries and at the end we will be doing a “living rosary.”

May God bless us and may the Blessed Virgin Mary, our queen and mother, enfold us in her loving embrace.

Peace and healing,

Fr. David

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