Father Wade is coming to our parish for a 5-day mission beginning Sunday. In the past few weeks, I’ve been looked at in wonder as to how ‘I’ could have gotten/engaged Fr. Wade to come to my little parish. My answer has always been “Divine Providence”. It was Divine providence that put my wife and me in the position to know people who know people who know Fr. Wade. The rest is the work of the Holy Spirit. This is the culmination of several months of ‘work’, getting details down.
Anyway, after setting up a couple of these parish missions, I am interested to know how ‘you’ fulfill your mission, the one God gave you? The one to ‘go out to all the nations’, the task of evangelization. What do you do?
For me, as a 5 year old Catholic, it’s always been about doing. Go to daily mass whenever possible, see a need in the parish and try to fill it. I lector, I help bring orthodox speakers into my parish, I weed the garden, of course give money to the church, to the poor, to the needy (not nearly enough). I’ve sponsored new Catholics and mentored them as they became elect, then catecumenate, then baptised and neophyte. I read nothing but books about my faith in order to learn more, and learn how to express my faith better. My faith is the center of my life. My wife and family are part of that faith.
If anyone cares to show how they serve the Church, I’d love to know about it.
Rejoice and be glad! Our preparation is almost done. Gaudete Sunday is approaching.