Congratulations to the 46 children, teens, and one adult from our St. Benedict community who received the Sacraments of Confirmation and First Communion on Saturday, April 24. This was such an exciting and important part of their faith journeys. It seemed fitting that these sacraments were being celebrated on the weekend of Good Shepherd Sunday since we are all part of God’s flock. As fully initiated members of the Church, these young people will now be strengthened by the Holy Spirit and can continue sharing the Good News and living as faithful disciples of Christ. Thank you to all of the catechists, parents, teachers and sponsors who gave their support and time to help prepare all of the candidates.
I would also like to thank all of the Catechists, Core leaders and Formation Team Leaders who volunteered this year in the various religious education programs. I am so grateful for your faith and commitment, especially during such a challenging year. At a time when many churches closed, our community came together and continued offering great programs and classes. I pray that everyone will enjoy a safe and restful summer.
Thank you all for your feedback and suggestions during the announcement phase of our Church building project. We are now in the details design phase where we address some of the suggestions we received from the community. We are also forming several committees to help with various aspects of the pre-construction plans and logistics. I will give you more updates in the coming weeks. I appeal for your continued patience, prayers, and understanding.
Have a wonderful weekend and Remain Blessed.
Fr James Aboyi, VC