Prayer and Sacrifice

I was happy to see such a great turn-out, nearly 100 volunteers, at a reception we held recently at the Cathedral Center.  These are some of the folks who will play vital roles to inform and educate their fellow parishioners about the stewardship needs within the Diocese.  “Reclaiming Christ’s Mission Together” is the invitation our new Capital Campaign is giving to us. For me there are two pillars of this campaign that all can participate in:  Prayer and Sacrifice.  Here is our prayer:

God the Father of mercies, Creator and Giver of all that is good: we thank You for the many blessings You have bestowed upon us. We offer You thanks and praise for the beauty of the earth, for those who have handed down our faith from generation to generation, for our work, our family and our loved ones.

Open our hearts to Your call, teach us to serve You as you deserve, as good stewards of Your many graces. With hope and trust, we ask You to send Your Holy Spirit to guide our good work and to be with us as we strive to reclaim our mission to know Christ better and to make Him better known.

We remain grateful for Your constant love, and entrust our journey into Your hands, through the intercession of our Blessed Mother, Queen of the World.

St. Edward Parish was well represented.

Fr. Jeffrey Keyes, CSSP, was happy to reconnect with former parishioners at the reception.