September 2017 Message From Father Peter
Dear Parishioners and Friends,
Glory To Jesus Christ! Glory Forever!
I greet you with much joy as begin the New Church Year.
With Summer vacation over and our children and young adults back to school, parish life now shifts to high gear. Later this month our Church School program begins and we resume our Orthodox Boot Camp” adult education series. We also celebrate the Great Feasts of the Nativity of the Mother of God and the Exaltation of the Precious Cross, which set the tone for parish life in this new Church Year.
As we begin the new Church Year, I ask all of our parents to make the religious education of their children a priority. Regular attendance at Church School and Divine Liturgy and frequent participation in the Holy Mysteries of Confession and Communion are essential in the spiritual formation of our youth.
I encourage all of our adults to likewise and grow in the Orthodox Faith by taking part in our adult education classes which are now live streamed for your convenience. Regular ( not just once or twice a year) participation in the Holy Mysteries of Confession and Communion is essential for our spiritual health and well being. In doing so we also provide a good example for our youth to follow.
I ask that we all challenge ourselves to be more spiritually active this New Church Year so that we can strengthen our relationship with our Lord, and build up our parish.