First Down with Fr. Eric (May 15, 2022)

Dear Friends,
The beauty of our Catholic faith is that we are connected with other Catholics (and all Christians) through our love of God, our desire to serve him, and caring for all people. Even though we do not have a daily bond of seeing and knowing others who share our faith, our rituals, our common prayers, allows us to have similar experiences in living our faith. The same Mass, the same prayers, the same scripture readings, the same sacramental celebration, reminds us that we are all in the same family.

Our Diocese had their campaign of evangelization called Together Let Us Go Forth, to build up our church to bring the Good News of Christ to others. Finishing up our own past campaign, and the COVID situation, did not allow St. Patrick to participate at that time. As we move forward, we are participating by supporting a good ministry in our Diocese.

The Arizona State University Newman Center is a place where Catholics can gather for community, for sacramental life and living our Christ-centered faith. We have sent many of our own youth to the Newman Center to continue sharing their faith with other young people. Next weekend we have invited Fr. Rob Clements who leads the Newman Center to celebrate the Masses and talk about the great work at the Newman Center.

I look forward to having him with us as many years ago he came and shared with our community in the past. The rituals of our Catholic faith is shared by many and we know Christ is made known by our caring for one another.

Peace in Christ,

Fr. Eric