Merry Christmas & Happy New Year
to all our Parishioners!
The mission of the church is the mission of Jesus Christ, “to have life and have it fully.” Jesus is our priest, prophet, and king who sanctifies, teaches, governs the people of God in His church . Each parish is part of a universal church in the diocese in which it is located. It exists to carry out the mission of the local Ordinary to teach, sanctify, and govern under the ministry of the local pastor and those who assist him. “The parish is a privileged place where the faithful concretely experience the church.” (Ecclesia in America#41)
The parish “is the place where all the faithful can be gathered together for Sunday celebration of the Eucharist. The parish initiates the Christian people into the ordinary expression of liturgical life-it gathers them together in this celebration, it teaches Christ’s saving doctrine, it practices charity of the Lord in good works and brotherly love.”
I encourage each of you to live your lives fully in Jesus Christ by participating fully in our parish liturgies and the various opportunities we provide through our organizations and programs. May our parish become a vital one through the power of the Resurrection and the intercession of St. Isaac Jogues.
Sincerely Yours in Christ,
Rev. Stephen A. Moerman, Pastor