The Shepherd's Perspective

“I know my own and my own know me.” (John 10:1-18)

With summer – coupled with newfound freedoms from our Provincial Government soon to be officially here – all of our parish families (especially the schoolchildren) are getting ready to experience a new routine of life. While much uncertainty surrounds what awaits us in the not-too-distant future, one thing is for sure: from family holidays to kids camps or just plain old taking it easy at home and enjoying family BBQ’s – everyone is looking forward to this July and August!

Please know that the weekly Shepherd’s Perspective will resume in September. Between now and then, please check our website regularly where we will be updating the latest Diocesan Directives shaping and affecting parish life as they are released.

While it’s good for all of us to recharge, refocus, and rest up for that which lies ahead in September and beyond, I encourage all of us to be ever careful of the ever-growing temptation these days of taking a Vacation from God.  I pray that we will all carry within our hearts the words of St. Augustine over the next couple of months:

You have made us for yourself, O Lord, and our hearts are restless until they rest in you!”

May Our Lady envelop each of you and your family members in her Protective Mantle as we all enjoy the seemingly never-ending days of summer.

A shepherd after our Lord’s heart