September 19, 2021
Dear People of St. Patrick Parish,
The Gospel has Jesus holding a child and saying, “Whoever receives one child such as this in my name, receives me; and whoever receives me, receives not me but the One who sent me.” We know Jesus is talking about God His Father.
We may not be a child, but Jesus holds us and leads us to God our creator.
It is hard to love someone without knowing that person and why they are loved. Do we
really know Jesus and what He taught us? Do we really know God the Father that Jesus leads us to?
Once Baptized we must continue to come to know, love and serve our God. We must
understand what God expects of us and to know what He has promised us.
Today, we ask ourselves, have we baptized our children, instructed them in our Catholic Faith and prepared them for their First Reconciliation, First Communion and Confirmation to make them fully initiated Catholics?
We must set a good example by letting them see us praying, taking them to Mass, receiving Holy Communion and showing them how to love God and others in this world.
Please register your children for Faith Formation classes, if they are not in a Catholic School. Enroll our teens in Youth Ministry, Confirmation classes and to become active in the Parish Ministries.
As adults and members of the Parish, lets start going to the Parish Bible study and study of the Catholic Catechism. Let us establish more adult lessons about our Catholic Faith, get
involve in our Parish Ministries.
Yes, today let us rededicate ourselves to this mission of Faith get involve and pray for all those who are teaching and helping our children learn about God and our Catholic Faith.
Fr. Larry Young
Pastor of St. Patrick Church