This is Mission Sunday weekend, We remember how we are all called to be "missionary disciples" in our time. Our support of the missions shows our dedication to Christ and his call to "teach all nations". My thanks to everyone for your generosity this weekend to this important appeal.
October 22 is the day when we remember St. Pope John Paul II. He was certainly someone who had the missionary spirit in our times.
During his time as pope we went to as many countries as he could to spread the Gospel message of Jesus Christ.
As we think of the new initiative of our diocese called "Courageously Living the Gospel" we can think of how we, like St. Pope John Paul, can work to bring the Gospel to the ends of the earth!
And let us continue to pray for one another.