You wouldn’t believe it if I told you, but we are getting very close to moving into our new Parish Rectory. Stop laughing! I know you’ve heard this many times before. The date has been proposed so many times and the timing continued to shift further and further into the future, or should I say into what feels like eternity. Anyway, we are hopefully here.
In a perfect world we will be moving in sometime this coming week, in a less than perfect world sometime next week, and if everything goes wrong (as has been the theme of this build thus far) sometime in November. Regardless, we will be moving in sometime this month. If you think you’re the only one who wants to see this project come to its natural end then think again, I’m with you on that.
Bishop Crosby will be coming on Saturday, November 12th at 3pm to bless the new rectory. All parishioners are welcome to join us for the blessing. We will gather in the parking lot or in the parish hall (depending on the weather), hear a few speeches from the Architect, Building Committee members, yours truly, and the Bishop. Then we will have a chance to follow Bishop Crosby through the new rectory for the sprinkling rite. Bishop Crosby has been kind enough to be present with us, even given his very busy schedule. Our time with the Bishop will not be long, but it will be very special. Please plan to attend, it would be wonderful to have good numbers and show our gratitude to the Bishop, and to the members of our Building Committee. Just the other day I was reminded that the Building Committee has been meeting regularly for over 5 years working on this project. Their commitment and their time cannot be overlooked, and it certainly will never be forgotten by me. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
The pastor is only as strong as the people who surround him, and throughout this process I have felt very strong indeed. To all parishioners of St. Mary’s and the Missions I want to say thank you for the many ways you’ve supported this project, and continue to support the efforts of our beautiful parish community. Happy November!
Fr. Wojtek Kuzma