Enter the journey. Come to the song.
By God you are chosen, by name you are called
to follow the vision, carry the cross.
Enter the journey of faith as the family of God.
If you were fortunate enough to join us for Mass at 11:00am last week, then you heard these words sung by the children of St. Anastasia Catholic School. I was struck by the truth and simplicity of the verse. How better in four lines, a mere 34 words, could I summarize our mission here?
Each day we continue our journey of faith.
Our tasks along the way may differ. We may work or look, hope and pray to find work. We may care for children as we care for our parents. We may volunteer in our parish helping others, or we may be at home quietly trying to heal ourselves and those we love. We may even be stuck, overwhelmed and standing still -- waiting for direction.
We know, however, that we are chosen and that we share this journey with our faith community. We acknowledge each others humanity. We recognize their strengths and weakness. We accept that they carry their cross just as we carry ours.
Thankfully, it’s not all about “carrying crosses.” We celebrate along the way too. Joyfully we celebrate births and birthdays. Gratefully we celebrate first steps and parting words, and humbly we celebrate our weekly reunions each Sunday as the family of God.
I thank the student choir of St. Anastasia for sharing this wonderfully simple message. I also thank our students for sharing their journey with us. We are pleased to see you growing into the next leaders of St. Anastasia.
God bless you all
Note: September 26th was the first in a series called “Kids-Empowered Masses” where our children take the lead and perform many key roles in the celebration of the Mass. Look for more such masses on the last Sunday of each month at the 11:00am Mass.
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