Celebrate Our Parish Feast Day

Clergy Corner by Fr. Cellars

This weekend is special! Not because I’m finally here… because this weekend we celebrate our Parish Feast Day. The Feast of St. Mary Magdalene always occurs on July 22nd. However, for special occasions, the Church allows these special days to be moved to a time that more people can celebrate… and we should celebrate! I don’t know about ya’ll, but this year has had its fair share of obstacles. For me, the joy of ordination is checked by the whole pandemic that has been hard on everyone. But even in a pandemic, we can still find joy. It may not be something grand, but there is much to be said about interior and exterior joy. I suppose if we had to choose between the two, interior joy would be the safer bet for true happiness. Interior joy is like a warm blanket on a cold day for the soul. It’s like a glass of sweet tea after getting out of the sun. It’s like dropping the kids off at your parent’s house for the weekend. True joy brings peace.

This weekend, I would like you to consider ways you can individually or as a family celebrate our Parish Feast. Whether it’s with cake or not, we should all count our blessings for our parish community and pray that next year, God willin’, this virus will be a thing of the past and we can all come together to celebrate. I’ll bring the hot dogs.

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