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 the nations”. My thanks to everyone for your generosity this weekend to this important appeal.
As we continue to “courageously live the Gospel”, we do so by supporting the work of all missionaries in the world.
Congratulations also this weekend to the new permanent deacons of our diocese. They were ordained on Saturday, October 19, at the Cathedral of St. Jude in St. Petersburg. Deacon Wil Huertas, our parish manager, was among the group who were ordained. Congratulations to Deacon Wil as he will be continuing to work in our parish and now also serve as a deacon here!
Let’s continue to work together as missionaries in our own time and place to spread the good news of Jesus Christ with others!
And let us continue to pray for one another.