Questions People Ask

Q. Every now and then I feel a call from God to priesthood. What should I do about it? The thought of a lifetime commitment to celibacy puts me off.

A. Pray for discernment and talk with a priest, preferably one who knows you. Celibacy is a daunting prospect if you focus on what you would be giving up. But celibacy may be seen in a different light as a grace offered by God to commit oneself bodily, mentally and spiritually to the service of Christ and his Church. For me personally, celibacy is not about the possible intimate relationship and family I never would have, but about a daily relationship with Jesus, especially in the celebration of the Eucharist.

~  Fr. Sylvester O’Flynn, OFM Cap

A Successful Parish Picnic

Our sincere thanks to all who helped make our Annual Parish Picnic such an enjoyable event! Everyone, young and old, had a wonderful time. The weather was great, breezy but dry! The food was delicious. The youngsters kept busy with games.

We thank all those who baked goodies; David Crumbacker of Smitty’s Meat market for the homemade Italian sausage; Joseph Potter for the buns; Chuck and Jane McLaughlin of Bonefish Mac’s for the hamburgers; and J.T. Guida for the fresh corn. We thank all those who volunteered and especially Kenton Hajdic, once again, for a fabulous job as event chairman.