First Down with Fr. Eric (September 26, 2021)

Dear Friends,

We are proud to offer parishioners a beautiful Prayer Journal, filled with the Sunday scripture readings, special prayers and space to write down reflections. They are still available in the Narthex after Masses, or stop by the Parish Office. One can give a small $5 donation, or can download it free from our parish website.

A prayer journal can be a guide on how Christians can enter prayer, meditation and reflection. Prayer can be simply spending time with the Lord, taking time to be present to God, even if our minds are racing with all that has to be done. God is pleased when we simply stop for a moment and God takes our minds and hearts and blesses our effort to be still, even for a few minutes.

We continue to invite parishioners into our Blessed Sacrament Chapel (follow the signs near the entrance of the church to enter the chapel). It is open during the hours when our campus is open, beginning early in the morning when our maintenance team arrives, and it stays open until the last event on campus in the evening. The space is designated for prayer in silence before the Blessed Sacrament. One can see parishioners throughout the day and evening coming and going into and from the chapel. When life gets so busy it is great to have a sacred space to go to and be still with the Lord. This also might be a great time to bring our Prayer Journals along to pray and reflect.

Peace in Christ,

Fr. Eric