I would like to thank you all who have responded to my inquiry about a possibility – if desired – for some changes inside our church. I admit that your answers were truly educational for me.
When reading some of the answers I felt sometimes misunderstood and thought that I’m to blame because I should have crafted my invitation for your input on that matter in a little bit better and clearer way.
Well, what really matters is that as the ‘Newbie” to the parish I have learned how much you love your church the way it is, and no (environmental religious) inspiration is necessary as long as we keep the same character of the community we have. Even though 30% of the responding community members would welcome some kind of changes, nevertheless the vast majority of 70% of the community prefer no changes at all. That speaks volumes and is the best testimony that St. Anthony Church became for you a spiritual home. And that is what we want and strive for at the end of the day. We want to be at home in our church.
I’m kind of proud of all of you when hearing about such a strong connection that you have with St. Anthony’s. I would like to thank all of you for your input and say:
The COMMUNITY has spoken! There will be no changes.
With the 2nd Sunday of Advent when we light the second Candle of Peace, I wish all of you peace of mind and peace of your heart. Let’s build together the kingdom of God starting in our church and in our community.