Our Lady of Pompeii Catholic Church
We've been looking for a way to make
parish communities stronger.
Here it is.
By Leonard J. DeLorenzo
What if this is the evangelizing moment parishes have been waiting for? I am not implying that God sent this virus to renew our Catholic parishes. That’s nonsense.
What I do mean is that we have long wanted our parishes to grow stronger in community. We have wanted to reach out to those on the margins. We have wanted to build cultures of belonging, where both the faithful and the drifting can find personal relationships and companionship. And here is our opportunity. Now. Right now.
Until everyone can meet again in our parishes for Sunday Mass, this is a concrete and personal way to become the communion we need...
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