FROM THE PASTOR…..MY DEAR PARISH FAMILY…..As we begin a NEW YEAR TOGETHER, I do pray that God will bless our parish family and shed His grace upon us. Changes, transitions, new ideas are not readily accepted. However, during the first 5 months here with you, I have not found that to be true. Everyone has been very supportive of me and I am grateful for that. Your concern with phrases like, “Take care of yourself” or “Try not to do it (ministry) all by yourself; let us help” or “Remember, take one day at a time” give me the comfort and assurance that parishioner concern for their priests is present at our parish. I thank you all for the support and love given to me and all the priests. I pray that God may smile down upon us and that we can continue grow in His love and presence.
Blessings for a New Year
May you be blessed with sudden insights and inspiration
May you be graced with quiet moments of simplicity and reflection
May you be supported by your loved ones when you need them
May you be a source of strength to those around you
May you received embraces from parents, children, and long lost friends
May you cry at a good movie with a person you love
May you read a newspaper and react to injustice- both in mind and deed
May you pick up a hobby that you have always wanted to do
May you say goodbye to habits and thoughts that have become a burden for you
May you forgive those who have hurt you, and
May you have the courage to make amends when needed
May you take a long awaited trip
May you travel to new places inside yourself
May you build the world you have always wanted for yourself and others
May you have late mornings with a good cup of coffee, and enjoy the fresh air, and
May you feel healthy- physically, emotionally, and spiritually
May you hear the joy and the sorrow of this great universe in which we live
…And may you –and us all- be blessed with peace.
HUMOR FOR THE NEW YEAR: RESOLUTIONS FOR THE COMPUTER SAVY PERSON:
1. I will try to figure out why I "really" need 12 e-mail addresses.
2. I will stop sending e-mail to my husband (wife). A phone call every now and then would be
3. I resolve to work with neglected children -- my own.
4. I resolve to back up my 12 GB hard drive daily...well, once a week...okay, monthly then...or maybe... at least once a year.
5. I will stop checking my e-mail at 3:00 in the morning... 4:30 is much more practical since my friends overseas already had time to answer me by then.
6. I will read the manual... just as soon as I can find it.
7. I will think of a password other than "password."
8. I resolve... I resolve to... I resolve to, uh... I resolve to, uh, get my, er... I resolve to, uh, get
my, er, off-line work done, too!