From Our Pastor
Have a Blessed Feast of Pentecost, Happy Memorial Day, and Greetings from Ireland!
The Feast of Pentecost is one that should give us great hope and enthusiasm for living our faith in the face of difficulty. One of the titles for the Holy Spirit is the Consoler. What an inspiration to know that God has this nickname which describes He Himself granting us his consolation! This is why it is a work of mercy to console the grieving.
This weekend we also remember those who have paid the ultimate price of laying down their lives for the purpose of defending not only our country, but others in the world to whose aid we have often come. Tomorrow, as you enjoy the rest of the holiday, don’t forget to say a prayer for those who have sacrificed to make possible so much of what we hold dear. Also beg our Lord to console the families and friends of those who have perished, as God wants us to carry on this work of His.
Many of you know Margaret Ford, a parishioner and travel agent. Today we got to visit the town where she was born and raised. The church was built by the ‘exiles’ in the US and the pastor made several trips to the US to fund the construction. Dedicated in 1887, they are still grateful to those who funded the construction, and had the US flag flying when we arrived!
I look forward to seeing you all when I return from Ireland and send along a few pictures as well! We will see which ones the bulletin editor selects! See you soon.
pax et bonum,
Father John Mosimann,