Few issues resonate more with Catholics today than the evangelization of the young Church. How is your parish prepared to reach out to young adults and respond to their pastoral needs?
“You are the light of the world. A city set on a mountain cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and then put it under a bushel basket; it is set on a lampstand, where it gives light to all in the house. Just so, your light must shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your heavenly Father.” (From Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount – Matthew 5: 14-16)
Our Holy Father, Pope Francis, reminds us that, “as it expands, goodness takes root and develops. If we wish to lead a dignified and fulfilling life, we have to reach out to others and seek their good” (Evangelii Gaudium, 9). Reaching out to others is an integral part of being a good steward of the gifts God has given to us. By reaching out to others in our families, parishes, communities and local Churches, we actually show in a tangible way how we return God’s gifts back to Him with our gratitude.
Rob Faughnan Diocese of Colorado Springs
Saint Lydia of Philippi
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Most Rev. Kevin FarrellBishop of Dallas, Texas
“I ask that we reflect on the emphasis which our Holy Father, Pope Francis, has placed on stewardship of the world’s resources, principal among them being the human person and the family, especially as we understand where we place our “time, talent and treasure.”
As we prepare for the transitions of August;of routines becoming regular, signs of schools beginning to emerge, and traffic patterns getting heavier,help us to appreciate the sacred rhythms in our lives.