All human beings are made up of a material part, that is the body, and a spiritual part, that is the soul.
Both our body and our soul have a series of needs. We attend the needs of the body more frequently and quickly, and often leave aside the needs of the soul. When this happens, we experience a void in our lives.
It is important to know how to attend to our full identity by giving the soul the importance it deserves.
“The priesthood is the love of the heart of Jesus.” These words by Saint John-Marie Vianney, the patron of all priests, confirms in me that Fr. John Eze is a very good priest. I’m sure you enjoyed his presence this weekend as he shared about his home diocese for the annual mission appeal. This annual practice gives us a chance to participate in the missionary work of the church. Indeed this is something that was always close to our patroness’ heart, and our sharing in that mission is a way of living out the charism of our parish.
This past week I was able to participate in VBS at St Jude’s Parish. The theme of the week was; “when everything goes wrong...God is good.” A reminder that God is with us always even in the midst of trials. Every day we had a different bible story. The first day, the kids read about the Israelites and how they were enslaved for more than 400 years by the Egyptians. I had a group of about 20 kids and we built blocks of clay, we built a mini pyramid. The kids really enjoyed this activity. The second day was about the ten plagues of Egypt. I got to play Pharaoh.
In the spirit of Missionary Cooperation, Bishop Kevin C Rhoades has approved that the Diocese of Idah in North Central of Nigeria will be with us the weekend of June 29 and 30 to preach a Mission Appeal. The proceeds will be used for Evangelization and Missionary activities in the Catholic Diocese of Idah, Nigeria.
St. Thérèse, Little Flower Catholic Church seeks a part-time Coordinator of Young Adult Evangelization to support the faith growth of parishioners ages 18-39 of any state in life. The coordinator will create a range of opportunities for fostering community, proclaiming the Gospel, and ultimately producing faithful disciples. Hours are estimated to be 20-25 hours per week. For more information and to apply, please visit either the diocesan website www.diocesefwsb.org or call 272-7070.