Sunday, May 28, 2023

Dear Friends,

All Things New has reached the denouement. In addition to the letter that I’ve read at all the Masses this weekend, and is posted on our website and disseminated via our communication tools, you can view all the information on the archdiocesan website. Please let me know if you have any questions, concerns, or need clarification.

The Archdiocese as a whole, and on the parish level, now sets to work on the “New” of All Things New. At Mary Queen of Peace the continual work of Invitation continues. I am convinced, until I am proven otherwise, that MQP has a vast untapped treasure of Discipleship waiting for us in the members of community who are absent from our Eucharistic Assembly.

It’s time to recommit ourselves to the Proclamation of the Gospel in our own lives:  

     Jesus Christ is Savior and Redeemer

     Jesus Christ is MY Savior and Redeemer

     Jesus Christ established his one, holy, catholic and Apostolic Church to Save and Redeem

     I am a member of this Church

     I am called, invited and commanded to be a member of this Church

     The Church is guided by the Gospel Way of Jesus Christ & our 2000 years of accumulated Tradition

     The Eucharist is both the Source and Summit of the Gospel, the Church, and my membership.

     The Eucharist, the Gospel and the Church have more to offer me in this life than I will ever be able to receive.

     The Eucharist, the Gospel, and the Church have even more to offer me in the Life to come.

We must proclaim this Message to the next generation of Catholic Christians. It is ever ancient and ever new. It is a message that never grows old no matter how long it’s been proclaimed. It applies to everyone in all places and at all times. It will save the world, and our institutions and even our own Souls.

“Things” will be “new” to the extent that you and I are agents of that newness. Let’s start with inviting “new” faces to the Eucharistic Altar and the Gospel Way of Life. Centered there, governed and inspired and motivated by that Communion, it’s only a matter time before “all things are made new.”

Know that you are loved dearly and prayed for daily.

Fr. Craig 

Fr. Craig Holway, Pastor
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