The beginning of a new year always brings anxiety, personally, for me. There is the wonder of what is ahead. As we complete the Christmas Season, we have a wonderful example of trust and hope in Divine Providence. Mary and Joseph did not have Divine knowledge but had strong faith that the God of their ancestors was with His people in the prophetic times. They followed difficult paths to deliver the Messiah to the world in the belief that God would lead them. And they took comfort in the future knowing God is already there.
So let us put away any fear about what may come. Pray that good health, peace and joy will be yours and mine in this year. God who made everything was with us in the past, remains with us today and will be there, tomorrow, to meet us.
In the Blessedness of the Holy Family,
Father Joe Piekarski
Sunday Masses at St. Edmond's Rehoboth are:
Saturday, afternoon 4:00
Sunday, morning 7:30
Sustaining Hope for the Future Campaign. It is not too late to participate in the capital campaign initiated by the Diocese of Wilmington to build-up the Lay Employee Retirement Program, the Diocesan Priest Retirement, diocesan outreach and finally to assist individual parishes for certain parochial projects. Our Saint Edmond Parish reached 95% of our total goal of $569,000 in pledges. Being a part-time beach parish for some people, the information about this campaign may just be making contact with them. In any case, every donation is appreciated.
At the end of 2014 or the beginning of 2015, you may feel able to make a pledge that you were uncertain of before. Your attention to this campaign, that helps our parish and diocese, is welcomed and can help us reach our goal completely.