“For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them”
These words from the conclusion of today’s gospel ring especially true for us this weekend as we gather for our annual outdoor mass and parish picnic. This is the 21st year for the picnic, and I am happy to be celebrating my second as pastor of St. Francis de Sales.
As we begin a new school and ministerial year, I want to welcome everyone back from summer vacation. I hope that it was a restful and refreshing one for all! A special welcome back to all the students, faculty & staff of Holy Angels Regional School, and to all our Religious Education students, catechists & staff.
Continuing the theme of “gathering” from Matthew’s gospel, I am excited for this 2017-2018 year at St. Francis de Sales. I hope to see many more of us gather regularly for Sunday mass; I hope to see us gather for other prayer opportunities; I hope to see us gather for social & fundraising functions; I hope to form a new Parish Council to gather & work together. Whenever we gather, there Jesus is in our midst!