This weekend we welcome Fr. Cozzi who comes to us from his most recent assignment in at St. John the Baptist in Front Royal. The priests are looking forward to working with him in serving you!
Thanks for your loving and gracious farewell to Fr. Kelly. He will be greatly missed by the priests and people alike. However, the Lord’s perfect plan guide all of our comings and goings.
You may not know, but there was once another Fr. Michael Kelly ministering in the diocese. He passed away in on New Year’s Eve 2008. His last words written in his parish bulletin are great words of wisdom for priests and parishioners both in times of change:
“For ‘who has known the mind of the Lord, so as to counsel him?'” 1 Corinthians 2: 16.
The facts are these – nothing is happening that God has not already seen from all eternity. Also, He has seen all of our parts in His plan from all eternity.
What Our Lord desires of us is not a spirit of despair or a spirit of mindless presumption, but a spirit of prayerful trust. Since most of our present concerns
are tied, directly or indirectly to money, pull out that penny again and see the most important words that we can read for the coming year:
IN GOD WE TRUST
Father John Mosimann