Last week Bishop Cantu led a virtual diocesan wide gathering on pastoral priorities. You might remember that a couple of years ago the diocese participated in a needs assessment and survey and from that Bishop is attempting to respond to the needs of the local church. The pastoral plan is a five year, pretty comprehensive response, a proactive approach to ministry.
Last year the focus was on Evangelization and this year the focus will be on Stewardship. Look for more information in the near future; I’ll be sharing this information with both the parish and finance council and we will try to participate as fully as possible.
Both Tito and Frankie are preparing to leave for seminary in just a couple of weeks. They have both been a blessing and great witness to our parish community. They will be attending Assumption Seminary in San Antonio. I’ll be sure and get that address to you so that you can send them a note of encouragement from time to time. We have been so blessed these last several years with the witness of these young men. I hope that their witness will both inspire and challenge other young men to consider the priesthood and young women to prayerfully discern a call to religious life.