The “A New Birth to a Living Hope” prayer sessions have ended, but my community and I will continue to hold you all in prayer. Thursday evenings our prayer consists of Adoration and Benediction.
As a community, we set this goal for 2019-2020:
Energize and grow our membership by providing a welcoming environment with strong adult formation and activities for all ages to foster spiritual growth and a strong desire to make disciples of all people.
The Formation and Evangelization Commission’s intention was to use the results of the Disciple Maker Index Survey, which many of you filled out during Lent, both to evaluate our progress on this year’s goal and plan a goal for 2020-2021. However, because of the pandemic, there has been a delay in receiving the results of the survey from the Catholic Leadership Institute. In addition, some of our programs, like the 99 Experience, have been interrupted indefinitely. Because of these two factors, the Pastoral Council, upon the recommendation of the Formation and Evangelization Commission, has decided to keep the same goal for another year.
Despite the interruption to “normal” functioning, we have continued to reach out and be welcoming with Masses, reflections, and updates online; telephone calls; resource information in the bulletin and on social media; and our newsletter.
Once we receive our report from the Disciple Maker Index Survey, the Commission will plan how to move forward as activities are allowed to resume. Certainly, the 99 Experience, which was off to a good start, will be continued. Please keep this process, which has the purpose of helping us to grow in our faith so that we can better share it with others, in your prayers.
If you are planning on attending Mass in person this weekend and you have not yet registered, please call the office before 3:00 pm today to do so. The recorded Mass will be on the website each weekend until all restrictions are lifted.
Remember to continue reaching out to those who are alone and isolated.