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Fr. Matthew Morelli

​​​​From Father Matthew's Desk​

Our Primary Work

We undertake all kinds of works as the People of God: charitable works, liturgical service, fundraising, and assisting with various tasks to keep the parish running. However, our most important work is our work of prayer where we raise our hearts and minds to God. This is the work that every one of us can do and must do! Our school of prayer is sitting at the feet of Jesus, the Master, as we share in the prayer of the Holy Mass: we hear the Scriptures, we pray as a parish family, we receive Jesus in the Eucharist, and carry Him out into the world in our bodies. All of what we do when we pray in the liturgy forms us into a people who pray what we believe and who believe what we pray. This is so important that there is a Latin maxim that sums it up: “Lex orandi, lex credendi” (“the law of what is prayed is the law of what is believed”).

Save the Date

New Pastor Installation - We pray as a community to mark the special events in the Church’s year and in our own lives; one of these key events is the arrival of a new pastor (or becoming a new pastor!). This event is so special that Bishop Malesic himself joins our community to pray for all of us as a parish family and for me as your new pastor.  He also administers to me the Profession of Faith required to be made by all pastors (Canon 833, 6º). The Installation Mass will be on August 24 at the 4:30 pm Mass and a reception will follow in the Social Hall. More details to come in future weeks.