Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time – August 25, 2019

This weekend is the parish festival at St. Anthony. I hope everyone is able to stop by and enjoy the good food, great company, and (hopefully) nice weather. The parish festival in Lowell is now a month away. These are great times to be had by all.

We have all heard the old saying: the family that prays together stays together. It is certainly true that prayer is a binding force in families, but there is something more required as well. As a family you also have to play together, work together, and grow together. If all you did together as a family was pray, then the likelihood of there being a lasting bond would be small.

The same is true in our Church family. Prayer is one of the key factors that binds us together in parishes, in the diocese, and in the Church at large. If it were just about prayer, though, something would be missing. There needs to be some sort of shared life. We need to play together and work together, all those things that build our human bonds, so that God’s grace can transform it into something more.

I am looking forward to the festivals, and I hope everyone else is. They are great times to build our relationships as sons and daughters of God, family that is part of a much larger family.

~Father Aaron Ferris

Rev. Aaron Ferris
Rev. Aaron R. Ferris Ordination Date: June 6, 2009 Pastor, St. Anthony Parish (Saranac) and St. Mary’s Parish (Lowell) 402 Amity Street Lowell, MI 49331 Phone: 616-897-9820
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