Saturday, October 29, 2011

All you have to do is ask

I am writing on a Monday morning with concerns about how the upcoming week will unfold. Will the
mission be well attended? Will we get enough volunteers to make the Day of Evangelization a success? Pastors do worry about many things. To top off the list our St. Vincent de Paul fund is low and we have a collection coming up on November 5th. Will we get enough funds to enable us to reach out to the needy in our community? These difficult economic times have challenged us to respond. When I first arrived here at St. Luke’s a few people said to me, “Father, all you have to do is ask us and we will respond.” Well I am taking you up on this offer. Please respond to the mission, to outreach to your fellow parishioners and to this important collection for St. Vincent de Paul. Our St. Vincent de Paul society has 30 members and once a year this collection is the major way we fund our outreach activities.

Fr. Bob Hawkins