From Father Richard
Dear Parish Family,
This Sunday is a day in the Church we call Good Shepherd Sunday. It was in 2019 that Pope Francis suggested listening to and speaking with Christ the Good Shepherd in prayer, so that we can be guided on the right paths of life. "Listening to and recognizing Jesus' voice implies intimacy with him, which is consolidated in prayer, in the meeting heart to heart with the divine Master and Shepherd of our souls. This intimacy with Jesus, this being open, talking with Jesus, strengthens in us the desire to follow him, to come out of the labyrinth of wrong paths, to abandon selfish behaviors, to set out on the new paths of fraternity and the gift of ourselves, in imitation of Him."
Pope Francis reminded people that Jesus is the only Shepherd who speaks to us, knows us, gives us eternal life and keeps us. "We are his flock and we must only strive to listen to his voice, while with love he scrutinizes the sincerity of our hearts." Please continue to wear a mask in Church. It is important that we continue to take care of each other. If anyone is having difficulty booking an appointment on-line to get the COVID vaccine, please contact the parish office. We have volunteers who are able to help and we want to make sure that the vaccine is accessible to all our parishioners.
If you don't feel comfortable venturing out yet, please know that we still livestream our Masses Monday through Friday at 8am and Sundays at 10:30am. The parish Mass can be accessed by our parish website:
Your servant in Christ,
St. Thomas Apostle
on Friday, April 23 at 12:07PM