Together Let Us Go Forth ~ Juntos Sigamos Adelante

11-10-2019Weekly ReflectionFr. James Aboyi

Dear Parishioners,

Finally, we have come to the last week of preparation for our long-awaited Parish BBQ and Boot Scoot, coming up this Saturday, November 16. Don’t miss out on the fun! Lots of food, fellowship, silent auction items, music, dancing, entertainment and more. Invite your friends and neighbors to come join us. Remember to buy your ticket for the dinner this weekend or this week at the parish office. Much thanks to those on the Event Committee for all the planning and dedication to ensure that we have a successful celebration. I look forward with excitement to a wonderful and memorable evening on Saturday.

Together Let Us Go Forth~Juntos Sigamos Adelante

Over the past weekends, you have heard information about the diocesan campaign Together Let Us Go Forth~Juntos Sigamos Adelante. In addition to the video, presentation, and lay witness talks, each family received information to take home, prayerfully consider, reflect upon, and discern the level of support possible to offer over these next five years. Thank you for your attention during the presentations, and your ongoing discernment of your family’s commitment to this campaign that will not only benefit the diocese, but will benefit our parish greatly. As you prepare to complete your pledge card, I invite you to spend time in discernment of the gifts you can offer through this campaign.

Throughout this week, I encourage you to discuss the information you have received about the campaign with each other in your family, perhaps, after dinner or at other convenient times. You may do this by asking each other to share which areas of the campaign appeal to each person most, and how your family’s sacrificial contribution to the campaign will help to support those areas.

These questions may be useful during your discernment.

While giving from a place of abundance may alleviate a fear of not having enough, our faith often calls us to give sacrificially, trusting in the abundant fruits that will come. How have you felt God’s blessings come to you as a result of a sacrifice you have made?

How have you seen sacrificial giving modeled to you? How does that person’s trust and attitude affect your decisions today?

How is God calling our family to participate in the campaign?

In light of this reflection, what amount is God inviting my family to commit to as our sacrificial gift to this campaign?

We will have the opportunity to participate in the campaign with our sacrificial gifts and pledge cards which will be available at each of the Masses next week. I thank those who have already participated in the campaign and look forward to your continued support and prayers for its success. Please check our parish bulletin, website and the entrances for more information, or give me call at 480.961.1610, Ext. 302 or send me an email at fraboyi@stbenedict.org if you have any questions.

Thank you and Remain Blessed.

Fr. James

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