Fr. Bill's Corner
A MESSAGE FROM FR. BILL
As you look at our parish, you can see how young people serve in so many ways, from being in our music ministry programs, to collecting food for the food shelf, to serving as an extraordinary minister of Holy Communion, to being a Catechist. Our Mother of Sorrows is blessed by the faith and contributions of young people who are a part of our Youth Ministry Program and Boy Scout Troop 130. I was reminded of that at the recent Mass for peace and healing when young people from this parish carried in photos of the victims from the shooting in Florida. I have realized that one of the signs of a healthy and vibrant parish is seeing young people attending services and serving in various ways.
Last weekend, like most weekends here at Our Mother of Sorrows Church, was very full. For me the high point was recognizing our five young people who recently received the Hands of Christ Award from Bishop Matano. This is an award given to a senior in high school who has served parish and community in a Christ-like way. The prayer that is inscribed on the Hands of Christ plaque is written by St. Teresa of Ávila. It read as follows:
“Christ has no body now but yours. No hands, no feet on earth but yours. Yours are the eyes through which he looks compassion on this world. Yours are the feet with which he walks to do good. Yours are the hands through which he blesses all the world. Yours are the hands, yours are the feet, yours are the eyes, you are his body. Christ has no body now on earth but yours.”
I am proud of our young people as I know you are as well. Our young people and all those who serve in our parish in so many ways model for us the example of discipleship. May God Bless the members of our parish who received the Hands of Christ Award and all our young people.