From our Pastor’s Desk
In today’s gospel reading the Apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith.” This is something we ask the Lord constantly and we wish it will happen immediately. We all have been in different situations in life and have been raised under different circumstances, and yet we find ourselves more often than not, doubting our faith and not trusting enough in this wonderful gift from God. The Psalm reminds us of something very important: we need to hear His voice, God’s voice.
Last weekend Fr. Yonhatan and I presented you our new “Welcome Package” of our parish and asked you to register in order to know how many we are and who we are. We hope you heard our request and have registered already; if not, please do so this week. This weekend we are presenting to you the first pillar for our parish family. This pillar has to do with the center and most important member of this community of love, St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church: Jesus Christ, our Lord himself.
It is not a coincidence that the Bishops of our nation launched this year a Eucharistic Revival to learn more about the real presence of Christ in the Eucharist. In light of this revival, and to enhance what we already have, we encourage you to a serious commitment to visit the Blessed Sacrament exposed 24/7 in our St. Michael the Archangel Perpetual Adoration Chapel. We invite you to a commitment of one Holy Hour every week for you to pray for the intentions of Pope Francis, the intentions of our Parish Family and your personal intentions as well.
Putting ourselves in the presence of our Lord in the Eucharist every week must be a personal priority if we want to increase our faith. Spending one hour a week with the Lord will give us the opportunity of hearing His voice clearly, so that we may not harden our hearts. Every moment in the presence of the Lord gives us a chance to receive more blessings from Him, blessings that will make us stronger, wiser, and more charitable with God, others, and ourselves.
We are also inviting you to solidify that commitment with Jesus Christ, by consecrating yourselves to Him through the Virgin Mary. We invite you to register for this consecration which will take place twice in a calendar year; first, during the Feast Day of St. Katharine Drexel, March 3rd, 2023, and second, during the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, August 15th, 2023. We will do this consecration together as a Family.
St. Charles de Foucauld said, “People’s prayers will be answered if they have unwavering faith that if they pray with humility and trust they will receive, either what they are seeking for or something better than what they are asking for.” We must become that kind of people; we must teach our children to be like that too. St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church has been, is and will continue to be a beacon of light for the City of Weston and beyond. Please join me, and Fr. Yonhatan in making this pillar of our faith what defines us as Catholics.
We are One Body, One Spirit, One St. Katharine Drexel, St. Michael the Archangel, and Blessed José Gregorio Hernandez, Pray for us!
Yours in Christ Jesus!