Faced with shifting demographics and strains upon both pastoral and family life a call opens. The key challenge is basically presented in The National
Directory for Catechesis: How does a Catholic parishioner, catechists etc. " introduce the real person of Jesus Christ" to the people of today? (P. 40)
An introduction may provide the person's
name, as CCC identifies as sacred and the icon of their person ( CCC 2158), something to connect to the audience ( hometown, parish, ministry) and a compelling note of interest on life connecting to the greater community. As Christ himself asked his
followers: " But who do you say that I am?" (Mark 8:29). It returns us to our identity as Catholics. Who do we say that Jesus Christ is? Or more pointedly: How has life changed as a result of a living relationship with Christ?
As we prepare for Pope Francis' visit we ask ourselves the same. In faith we profess to all the nations our hope who is Jesus Christ, friend of the poor, sinners, scholars and dignitaries and become one with the Father in him through the Holy
Spirit. A true love.
Will you forward our link to www.reclaimsunday.net? We will be praying for each of your needs. Remember, you are part of the
body of Christ who is asking us who he is?
Sunday situated the answer in the sacrifice of the Sunday Mass. If you have been away for awhile, did you know we are praying unceasingly for you? We long
for your return, your closeness and your smile.
Come home this Sunday. We need you.