LECTORS AND EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS
There will be a meeting with me in the Church on Monday, September 21st at 7:00 pm. for all new and current ministers. I would be happy and humbled to speak with those who wish to serve Christ in this manner and those who are currently carrying out this beautiful ministry. My hope is to talk about procedure and how we can serve our community in a blessed manner. I am truly grateful for your hearts and service. May God Bless you always and in all ways. Your friend in Christ, Fr. Wayne
REDISCOVER OUR SPIRITUAL ROOTS Pope Francis in his encyclical The Joy of the Gospel continually raises the need for the Church to reach out to people– in a spirit of welcome, understanding and mercy. The Diocese of Springfield under the leadership of Bishop Rozanski has begun planning for an evangelization process designed to reach out to those who may be disenfranchised in some way, inviting them to Rediscover their Spiritual Roots. It is our hope that this process will encourage people to take a fresh look at our church and faith tradition. In order for us to plan an effective program we need to hear from you about your experiences with the church, the strengths you perceive and the areas which cause you difficulty or may need more attention. Please consider participating in and sharing with local family and friends an on-line survey now available which will help us understand these issues. It is open through October 5 to all active and inactive Catholics, as well as non-Catholics who work and collaborate with our faith community. The survey can be accessed through both diospringfield.org and iobserve.org. Thank you in advance for sharing your thoughts with us!
On Monday, September 21st, the Parish Office will be open from 8AM – 10:30AM only , as our staff will be attending a diocesan-wide evangelization meeting.