June 2, 2015
The new blog is called JOAN'S MESSAGE OF HOPE and can be read at
. Bishop Marcel recently sent out a pamphlet that reminds us of Pope Francis' request that we be "joyful witnesses of our faith" and this opportunity allows Joan to respond to that call.
Here is an excerpt from Joan's first blog posting.
Think about how gratifying it is to plant a seed, nurture it with water and weeding, and in a few weeks, discover the beauty of the flower that has bloomed.
We can consider Christian baptism as a very special seed, providing a seed of faith in the soul of a child. Caring parents will nourish and help that seed blossom by attending regular church services, saying grace over daily meals, and listening to a child's night prayers.
Of course, our world has become fast-paced and now, Sunday seems just like any other day. What was once a family day reserved for shared activities, is just like all the other days of the week. Attending church services is not always the first choice on the agenda for that day.
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