Dear Parishioners & Visitors,
Gratitude is at the heart of our faith. We experience this reality every time we celebrate a sacrament, promote life in any of its forms, and love God as well as our neighbor as ourselves. The Holy Eucharist means “To Give Thanks” in Greek.
Moments in silent prayer each day afford us the opportunity to meditate on the blessings God has given us. One of the blessings I have been given this past year is being sent to this parish community of Holy Rosary. And, I can’t help but notice the Holy Spirit moving in so many marvelous ways in each of you, such as the volunteers that make this place a beacon to find home.
Every week, we have more and more families joining us here at Holy Rosary—families who bring themselves to enrich us all. During these last three weeks of our present liturgical year, it is also a time of preparing our hearts and souls for new life in the liturgical year which begins November 29—the First Sunday of Advent. Since the liturgical year is at the heart of our faith calendar, why could we not consider making new-faith-year resolutions?! We are located in both a Time of Harvest and a Time of Preparation.
This just in: The angels kneeling facing the tabernacle which holds the Blessed Sacrament are undergoing restoration by a master carpenter and restorer of statues. They will fly back in two weeks. Also, the painting of Jesus Crucified, with Mary and the Beloved Disciple John standing beside the Cross, is also being restored. A benefactor family has made these two restorations possible; yet another reason to be filled with gratefulness for the good we discover by God’s grace in each other in our community.
In God’s loving kindness,
—fr. Chris, O.P.