From Our Pastor – May 21, 2017 Bulletin Message
A few days ago I was speaking to a priest friend from another diocese, and I mentioned that our Mass crowds last weekend were real healthy, partly because a number of our college students are now home for the summer.
He sarcastically asked me, “Do any college students go to Mass anymore? I didn’t see an increase at my parish this weekend.”
I counted my blessings that evening, thanking God that at least in this corner of the world it is evident that a significant number of young adults care enough about their relationship with Jesus Christ to worship him communally on Sundays. To parents and grandparents and godparents of this parish, I thank you!
Studies are telling us that we are losing a huge amount of young Catholics during these years of life, beginning at around 18 years old. While I’m not sure of how many 18-25 year olds are reading this bulletin message, it is good news that they are going to church.
We are planning on having another young adult get-together this summer, probably in early August. We will let you know via more “modern” communication means and via the “old school” ways as well.
In the meantime, I hope to see you at this Sunday’s donut social as well as the many other events our parish has planned for this summer.
Stay tuned, and welcome back home for the summer, or perhaps for good!
Yours in Christ,