Thank you for your patience last weekend with the adjustments we had to make during our assessment and repairs from the rain damage. I know that despite my best efforts (and sore throat on Monday) it was difficult to hear anything even upfront and all but impossible in the back. We hope to fix the electrical issue soon so that we can use our sound system again. In the meantime, I am heartened and grateful for your bearing through this so graciously.
This Sunday, and in the coming weeks, I have invited the leaders of the various liturgical ministries to speak at all of the Masses. They are coming to invite you!
If there is one thing we have no shortage of in our parish, it is talent. Folks who can sing, people who like to work with their hands, individuals who speak well in front of others, somehow enjoy service. What is your gift, and how can you share it with us for the good of all?
In today's first reading Naaman is healed from leprosy (a terrible disease) after simply plunging into the Jordan seven times. If you read the whole story in the chapter, you will see that Naaman did that only reluctantly - he was insulted that Elisha the prophet had told him to do something extraordinary. Wash in an ordinary river like the Jordan? That's too easy! But the Lord used that simple action, done in obedience, to accomplish a great miracle. What might He accomplish with our actions, done in obedience to His call?