I’m off for about a week to conduct a Lent mission at Mary Queen parish in Friendswood, Texas. If you live down that way y’all come! Y’hear?
We had confirmation at Our Lady of the Rosary parish on Tuesday. What I love about the Catholic Church is her universality. In the congregation were Vietnamese, Palestinians, Nigerians, Poles, Philippinos, Mexicans, El Salvadoreans, French, German and more…why there were even a few converts there too.
We were all united in one church, one faith, one baptism. The bishop was there and our priesthood was united with his and with the gift of Our Lord to the Apostles.
In addition to the ethnic mix there was the socio-economic mix–executives from Michelin and BMW mixing with Mexican immigrants and everyone in between.
To be a part of this great family of God is such a privilege and a joy. To be a priest for his people–that is simply awesome!