Gratitude for Twelve Years as Pastor

From the Desk of Father David

Dear Parishioners and Friends in Christ,

             As I reflect upon the last twelve years as your pastor, my heart is full of gratitude.  We have gone through a lot together and we have accomplished much.  I say we, because it was the Holy Spirit and you working alongside of me, that enabled our Faith Community to blossom spiritually with wonderful celebrations and fun gatherings, being bonded together as a stronger family through the joys and difficulties, educationally through retreats, bible studies, and other events, and physically improving how we utilize the campus.  All this and more was done with God’s help and you offering your time, talent, treasure, and especially your dedication to the Faith Community of Fourteen Holy Helpers.

Looking forward, I see a bright future, because I also believe that the Holy Spirit will not disappoint us and we will continue to work together.   Following is a prayer to the Holy Spirit which I ask you to pray asking the Spirit’s guidance on each of us.

Adsumus, Sante Spiritus

We stand before You, Holy Spirit,

as we gather together in Your name.

With You alone to guide us,

make Yourself at home in our hearts.

Teach us the way we must go and how we are to pursue it.

We are weak and sinful; do not let us promote disorder.

Do not let ignorance lead us down the wrong path,

nor partiality influence our actions.

Let us find in You our unity so that we may

journey together to eternal life

and not stray from the way of truth and what is right.

All this we ask of You,

who are at work in every place and time

in the communion of the Father and the Son,

forever and ever.  Amen.

In Christ’s peace,

Fr. David

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