Dear Parish Family,

Merry Christmas everyone! As we enter the Christmas season and a new year, in faith, we embrace all that God has in store for us. We are reminded during the Christmas season that God is Emmanuel. (God with us) It is the perfect message for us to end 2018 with and to begin 2019. No matter what we face personally, within our families or as a parish, we know that our God is intimately involved in every part of it. This should give us great joy and peace. The one who conquered death, Jesus, walks with you and me at every moment.

 

Let us embrace this New Year with confidence in God.  Among all the New Year’s resolutions we will make, let us make engaging our parish, our faith, and our Lord Jesus top among all resolutions. What else is as important as this?  Our relationship with Jesus in the Church or lack thereof, affects every part of our life and the life to come. There’s not much else, if anything, that we can say that about. Let us make a plan. How are you going to engage your faith, your parish, and your relationship with Jesus?

 

I am so very thankful to have the opportunity to serve two wonderful parishes with the great people with hearts for God. I am confident that as we submit to the Holy Spirit, great things are in store for our beautiful communities.  Once again, Merry Christmas to you! God is with us.

 

In the Heart of Christ,

 

Fr. Dusty Burns