01/03/2016

01/03/2016

father_karl_216Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Once again we stand at the gate of the New Year. Like all new things it has promise and hope, but is there hope for those resolutions that we make. Is there hope for peace in our world? I would say that there is more hope for peace in the world then some of the resolu- tions I have made. This year I hope and pray that I can be a good pastor and friend. We have many things planned for the year ahead. In February Deacon Vic runs in the New Orleans Mara- thon and is looking to you for sponsorship to help the parish build a rectory. During lent we hope to have a few fish fries. On April 29th we are planning a Dinner Dance and grand raffle to raise funds for the rectory and to pay down some of the debt. My hope is that though these and many other events we will lay a foundation for a rectory but also for a stronger faith community. I can have all the hopes and resolutions I like but without you they are pipe dreams. Thank you for the help and support you have given me; for the grace filled moments; for the laughter and tears. All have made my life more fulfilling. As we journey together this year May we see the first fruits of a rectory rise above the ground, but above all may we journey as a family whose faith is built on a sure foundation. “By this shall all know that you are my disciples I you love one another’ Let the journey continue May God bless and protect you on this journey Happy New Year. Fr Karl ¬†