Dear parish family and friends of St. Julia,
Love and service.
On Thursday I had the opportunity to meet with a family and in speaking with the husband something stood out in our conversation. He said that "every day is an opportunity." Reflecting upon this in the evening, he is indeed correct. Each day we are blessed with a new day, a gift from God. There will be opportunities, some very simple, and some where we will have the opportunity to go above and beyond. All of this comes down to love and service. It was our Saviour, Jesus Christ, who came to be one with us here on earth, and to teach us how to love and to serve. This Jesus taught us by example. There will also be some missed opportunities. At the end of the day, when we reflect, we can call to mind "what we have done, and what we have failed to do" in our examination of conscience. Then, the next day, we are again blessed with a new day. And we strive to do better, working each day to become more and more like Christ, and to mirror our Saviour's example. All thanks to the grace of God.
Our readings this weekend at mass reflect this theme of love and service. May it resonate in our hearts, and may we seek out those opportunities to serve, not just when we have time, but each and every day, all with a loving heart.
I will you all a blessed season of autumn, and may God bless each of you and those that you love.
I look forward to welcoming you at mass this weekend.
From Our Pastor