Pastor's Corner May 20 2018

Come, Holy Spirit! No one can admit "Jesus is Lord" without the action of the Holy Spirit. The coming of the Holy Spirit to the Church on the first Pentecost is an historical event. More importantly, it is also a current reality—the Holy Spirit is here. "Do penance, and be baptized every one of you in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, for the remission of your sins: and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost," (Acts 2:38). What St. Peter advises on the Day of Pentecost, is still true today. We should recognize by faith the gift we have, and rely on His help to do everything.

Retreats: Please pray for Fr. Gordon who will be on retreat and taking some time off from 23 May to 2 June. I will be on retreat June 11 – 15.

Picnic: As you know, we are having a picnic reception after the 1st Holy Communion today. We normally have a picnic after the Corpus Christi procession, which, this year, is only 2 weeks away. Therefore, we will delay our normal picnic for a few weeks.

Singing in the Rain: I hope you enjoy the look of our new roof shingles. God be praised, we had dry weather for the 10 days it took to replace the cedar shakes. Like clockwork, the sky has opened up ever since. So far so good. Thank you for your contributions to the Capital Improvement fund which has made the replacement possible.

Next project: parking lot. Trip hazards are forming quickly, as you know. They must be dealt with this year. With the finance council, we decided that it is well worth taking out a loan (if we have to) to repair it. Therefore, we are currently seeking answers to the operative questions: What must be done? Can be done? Should be done? How best to do it? Who best? Underlying problems?

Electricity in the Pavilion: The lights and outlets in the picnic area have been inoperable for about a year. The fix is not a small one, because it involves running new wire from the building, or perhaps, from the street. If the parking lot is torn up, the time is right!

Thank you for your support.

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