On Saturday October 7, 2023 we will have a Gala to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of Annunciation Catholic Church. I wish to thank the organizing committee for their tireless efforts to make this a celebratory occasion. Please know how grateful the parishioners are for all your efforts on their behalf. You are lifted up in prayer and thanksgiving for all each of you have done.
We have reflected over the past several weeks the Lord’s call to forgive, show mercy, and to think and live as Christ Jesus. If we are honest with ourselves, this is not something we can do on our own. Our will power is not sufficient. We must seek the grace of God and place ourselves in His hands. Many people find it difficult to accept help from another. They want to solely rely on their own abilities. Yet, God is calling us to live beyond our own world and enter His Kingdom. In His Kingdom He is the master and the giver of all that is needed to respond as He does. With God there is always forgiveness; He never holds back His compassion when we approach. Our God always reaches out to us and His love is always directed toward our good. His love is not self-serving but always self-giving. Therefore, when we hear the Lord call to us to do good, may we always respond with, “Yes!” If ”Yes,” is not our first response may we accept His grace to repent and turn back to the Lord.