The summer has quietly arrived with a generous downpour of fresh rain followed by the gift of sun and warm temperature. The summer months offer us a time to rest and regroup for yet another year of activities. At the parish office we will be using the summer months to regroup, evaluate, and plan for the next year. Many of our churches will also welcome an influx of vacationers to our communities. It is good to know that we get to live where many people choose to vacation.
Happy birthday to the Catholic Church! Happy birthday to you, who are the body of the Church! We are all familiar with our own birthdays, and we celebrate them because they mark the day of the year in which we entered into this life. But did you know you have a second birthday? Because you are part of the body of the Church, Pentecost is the Church's birthday, and yours as well. And like any birthday, it's a cause for celebration. The word Pentecost is Greek and it means "50t