Letters From a Pastor to His People

  • 31 May 2020 | By

    Letters from a Pastor to His People- May 31, 2020

    Dear Parishioners,

    A priest friend of mine recently shared with me Teilhard de Chardin's Prayer of Patient Trust. Let me share it with you here. It is fitting both for the celebration of Pentecost, which is this weekend, and for the COVID crisis.

    Above all, trust in the slow work of God.
    We are quite naturally impatient in everything to reach the end without delay.
    We should like to skip the intermediate stages.
    We are impatient of being on the way to something unknown, something new.

23 Dec

Chapter Five

The past several months have been quite busy around Saint Juliana. Several committees have been formed and are currently meeting with architects and contractors for both the back of the church and the courtyard. I hope to have these plans to show you in the next month or so. For the back of the church, we desire not merely to improve our restroom facilities and accessibility, but to create a gathering space. This space, added to the exterior of the church towards Oketo, would allow folks to meet and socialize before and after Mass without disrupting the liturgy, as well as give us the space to hold a Children’s Liturgy of the Word and other functions. The courtyard in the school would give our children a playground and a place for recess when the parking lot is unavailable. It would serve also as overflow for events in the Ahearn Center. A prayer garden, alongside additional green space, will make this a very attractive feature of our growing parish and school. Finally, we are in the process of putting an elevator in the building.