This weekend we celebrate our thirtieth anniversary as a parish community. It is appropriate that it falls on the feast of the Baptism of the Lord. Our patron John the Baptist is a pivotal actor in this vignette. You might say that Jesus began to understand his mission through his baptism. When he came up from the water he heard a voice from the heavens say, “You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased.”
By virtue of our own baptism we are accounted as God’s beloved sons and daughters. The world describes us in various ways but it is God alone who defines wholly who we are. May the Lord continue to bless us. St. John the Baptist, pray for us.
Please accept as an anniversary gift the book Our One Great Act of Fidelity – Waiting for Christ in the Eucharist, by Fr. Ron Rohlheiser. If you aren’t able to pick up a copy for your family at the church this weekend, please drop by the office or call ahead to have one reserved for you.