Mass schedule for St. Rita and St. Stephen Church
July 14, 2019
I have mentioned to some people that we are looking into a parish renewal program called Divine Renovation. Those words are significant. The concept of the program is challenging. The conversations are stimulating.
Divine Renovation. Divine refers to God. We have no problem with that. Our God gives us life and places us in this world. Life is a journey to become more aware of our surroundings and the people that are family, relatives, friends, acquaintances and co-workers. Life calls us to develop our own abilities and strengths. With the help of God and in the presence of God this is a holy task.
Renovation refers to renewal, refurbishing, building and forming something that sustains life and yet brings life to new heights, depths and understanding.
I believe that we are at an important point in our spiritual journey as a parish to truly become Divine Mercy Parish. One of the ways may be Divine Renovation. We have had a series of conversations and are in the process of learning from other parishes, lay people and priests who have used this program.
I believe God is leading us to discover something new for us. Stay tuned for more information.
May we work together in the Presence of God and with the goodness of one another.