Thanksgiving is a time to renew our awareness of the many gifts we have received. The greatest and most important gift that is ours is Faith. Through Faith we are brought into a living relationship with God and we are formed as a Community of Disciples. As we enter into the time of celebration with our families this Thanksgiving, let’s count our blessings.
I thank God for the gift of priestly ministry and for the privilege of serving as Pastor. This week, once again, I will be hosting my family at St. Timothy for the Thanksgiving meal. This year, all my siblings are in town for the first time in many years. We are grateful for the hospitality this parish has shown us now for the past seven Thanksgivings. Being able to gather my family here is a joy because in a lovely way, it brings my two families together – all of you and the family that raised me.
We offer a warm welcome to all who come to be with us at St. Timothy through the holidays. Please join us for the Mass on Thanksgiving Day.
Next week, we begin a new Liturgical Year. Advent will open us to a new season of grace. May this year be a time of growth in our unity as a family and in our realization of who we are as a Community of Faith.
Please read carefully the inserts about our State of the Parish regarding Finances and about a Vision for a
we hope to create in
the years ahead. Parish Council and
Finance Committee have discussed these efforts and will be working closely with
all our members to reach the goals we set and our dreams for an ever more
vibrant response to God’s call to share our Faith with the next generations. Pray that all of us may be open to the Spirit
and respond to the voice of the Good Shepherd Who leads us to green pastures. Catechetical Center