Culture does indeed matter. It contributes greatly to who we are because it incorporates the characteristic features of our everyday existence, especially during our formative years. We are raised in it, we develop in it, and our self-identity is greatly influenced by it.
Soon our parish web page will be launched and I believe that all of us will be pleasantly surprised with how wonderful it will be. We have a team working on it. It will also give the parish office to keep everyone on a daily basis of the various events of our parish family.
Our Deacon Ramón begins his ministry among us this week! We are grateful to God, the Diocese and to Deacon Ramón for this blessing. We welcome him with open arms and open hearts. We keep him in our prayers so that his ministry may be fruitful and long among us.
Mothers received roses on Mothers’ Day, but what can the parish give to our fathers? We came up with a couple of ideas, but we arrived at them too late to get them for Fathers’ Day. So, we owe our fathers a little gift. Perhaps, you fathers are saying: “No, I don’t need anything.”
This week we restart our regular Mass schedule. Everyone is invited to come to Mass every Sunday. The passes for Mass are no longer necessary and we will end the week A and week B schedule. We are also aware that our bishop continues to dispense us from our Sunday Mass obligation. I want to encourage everyone to continue to wear masks in church so we can safeguard a healthy environment.
Once in a while it is important not to discuss any one serious issue, but simply say “THANK YOU!”
I want to take this opportunity to thank all of you for your kindness and generosity to our parish community especially during this pandemic. Thanks to all of you and all your efforts, we have been able to meet our financial responsibilities and even put money into savings.