Blessed Advent and Christmas Season! I presume you are quite busy with programs and activities for this holy liturgical season, the Jubilee Year of Mercy, Kwanzaa, Martin Luther King birthday observances, Black History Month and countless other responsibilities.
However, I couldn't let the year transpire without extending my sincere appreciation for the support and affirmation I receive from you. It is a joy to work with you!
I'd also like to share resources that I hope will make your task easier and give you encouragement to continue. Although the ministry may change in organizational structure, funding, resources and challenges, it must continue.
Fr. David Jones in Chicago reminded me that the Scripture is full of references to ministry life. "How often the disciples were sent to the other side of the sea, away from home and to strange lands...to meet the people, do what the Lord commanded and move on to the next assignment." So let us continue to share in this ministry which invites the human family into Communio - the unspeakably beautiful life of the Holy Trinity.