As the Christmas season comes to a conclusion and we move into what is called Ordinary Time, it would be helpful for us to consider how we are now called to bring what we have celebrated into every aspect and dimension of our lives. Thomas Merton writes:
“The mystery of Christmas…lays upon us all a debt and an obligation to the rest of men and to the whole created world. We who have seen the light of Christ are obliged, by the greatness of the grace that has been given us, to make known the presence of the Savior to the ends of the earth. This we will do not only by preaching the glad tidings of His coming, but above all by revealing Him in our lives. Christ is born to us today, in order that He may appear to the whole world through us. This one day is the day of His birth, but every day of our mortal lives must be His manifestation, His divine Epiphany, in the world which He has created and redeemed.”
God bless you,
Generations of Faith: CELEBRATING OUR TREASURE OF GRACE!
We are just over one year into our capital campaign, Celebrating Our Treasure of Grace. Thank you so much to those who have made commitments to the campaign. Please try to keep up with your payment plan, and if you haven’t yet begun, please set up a plan as soon as possible. I would be very happy to meet with anyone who might have questions about this, or whose situation may have changed since the commitments were made.
If you were not part of the campaign and would like to join this effort for the parish, please let me know. The good things we hope to accomplish will benefit every parishioner as we seek to improve quality of worship and quality of life in QAS.
Here are the specific areas we are committed to addressing with the campaign funds as they are received:
• Roof Repairs and Pointing
• Lighting and wiring upgrades in the church
• Cleaning and restoration in the church
• Ongoing restoration of the church organ
• Renovation of the kitchen in Saint Joseph Hall
• Additional restroom in Saint Joseph Hall
• Improved sound system in Saint Joseph Hall
Thank you for your evident love for Queen of All Saints and your support of the goals of this capital campaign. The fulfillment of our commitments to the campaign will enable us to realize all that we need to accomplish for the benefit and pleasure of all our parishioners.