Dearly Beloved in Christ:
This weekend we will be offering prayers of blessings for all students as they make it back to school. As pastor, I am truly excited about the new developments that are taking place at our Holy Family Catholic School. Although the number of students is slightly less from the last academic year, I am glad to report that we have about 15 new families who joined our school community this year.
We are in the process of rebuilding and are committed to elevating the status of our Holy Family Catholic School as one of the premier schools on the island. We hope you can join us in this effort. Come visit, and consider contributing your resources of time, talent and treasure in support of our mission to form young minds.
Another important way for us to share our time, talent and treasure is through faithful stewardship in our parish community. Our Parish Annual Stewardship Fair is scheduled for Sunday, September 15, 2019 at the Parish Hall, from 8 AM to 12 Noon. We will be showcasing the different ministries and groups in our parish.
Each one of us have been gifted generously by God for the building up of the Body of Christ, the Church. “As each one has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards of God’s varied grace. Whoever preaches, let it be with the words of God; whoever serves, let it be with the strength that God supplies, so that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ” (1 Peter 4:10-11)”. The different groups and ministries in the church provide all with ample opportunity to be faithful stewards. Come, participate in our Parish Fair, sign up with one of the different groups and ministries, and exercise your God-given gifts for the building up of our parish!
Registration for Faith Formation and Religious Education classes are on now. Please contact the parish office for assistance with registering your children. Our parish is also in need of more volunteers and catechists to help in our religious education program. If you feel like serving in this capacity but are hesitant because you lack the experience or knowledge, we would like for you to join us nonetheless. We will journey with you, providing you with opportunities to become better equipped as a catechist/volunteer.
I am pleased to announce that Sr. Elizabeth “Betty” Kalu, HHCJ will be serving as our new Director of Religious Education. Sr. Betty is a member of the Congregation of the Handmaids of the Holy Child Jesus (HHCJ). In addition, we also hired a new Administrative Assistant (Ms. Patricia Johnson), a Facilities Manager (Mr. Jeremiah C. Pearson), and are currently working on hiring a new Youth Minister.
We are one Holy Family parish, united in the joy of the Holy Spirit and in charity, as missionary disciples.
In Christ’s love,
Fr. Jude Ekenedilichukwu Ezuma