father_karl_216Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Last weekend the first of our family centered faith formation classes began. It was good. The light house was a star attraction so different from the time machine of last year but a valuable tool in helping proclaim the gospel but like all tools it did not work the first time. Penny despite her recent mishaps was in fine fettle ably assisted by her husband Joe.

On Sunday night we had the confirmation retreat led by deacon Ron Searls . His wife Eileen was also present. It was obvious that he captured the attention of the confirmation class and the parents. Thanks to all who took part and were responsible for the organizing of the retreat. All our confirmation sessions this year will be on a Sunday night once a month and will include a Mass starting at approximately 7.45 pm which will be open to all. In effect this means that once a month there will be a Sunday evening Mass. I hope that if it proves necessary it will grow into a more permanent feature of our parish.

Faith is a journey and as we travel this journey we hope to grow in our knowledge of Christ and his church. We learn together parents and children. We pray together and we share our faith centered on the Eucharist for it is through the word and sacrament that we receive the strength and nourishment to continue the journey.

I pray that throughout the coming year all families will take advantage of the opportunities in our parish to enrich our faith; by being part of our Eucharistic celebrations every weekend and by encouraging your children to be active in all our events.

During Advent and Lent there will be many opportunities for faith sharing. During the year on Tuesdays and Thursdays there is time set aside for Eucharistic adoration Tuesday 5:00pm to 8:00 pm and Thursday 9:45 am to 10:45 pm Let our Journey continue.

Pray for me as I pray for you,

Fr Karl