As we find ourselves now in the First Communion season, the approach of the month of June, and the end of yet another successful school year, I again take time to reflect and take stock of the year that has gone by so quickly. Already approaching the completion of eight years (two presidential terms!) as the Pastor of the Church of the Little Flower, I have much for which to be thankful. Together, we have accomplished so many things to the glory of God!
Whether it has been the experience of our beautiful liturgies, our vibrant array of active ministries and services, the development of a wonderful professional staff, an impressive international group a devoted priests that make up a very healthy parish rectory, the enhancement of our community and its devotional life, our Healing Masses and pilgrimages, the fiscal health of the over-all parish and school operations, the hosting and training of seminarians for future priestly ministry, the creativity in our print and social media initiatives, and the all-consuming care for the patrimony of the parish, there has, indeed, been much accomplished in relative short order.