In today's gospel we see Peter the apostle follows in faith the Lord's call to walk on water. But when his faith falters, Peter begins to sink. In desperation hecries out to the Lord to save him. Jesus stretches His hand to save him. As long as Peter kept his focus on the Lord, all went well. As soon as he forgot about Jesus and worried about the wind, he began to sink. Perhaps that is what faith means: keeping our focus on the Lord, regardless of the turmoil around us; trusting that he is always near to support us, regardless of the waves of trouble that engulf us. Faith is a leap into the dark, but a darkness full of certainty because the Lord is with us. We do not know what the future holds but we know who holds the future.
Father George Alengadan
I’d like to remind you about the value of the new eGiving option through Faith Direct. It offers some important advantages over the current Sunday envelopes: It’s green. Less paper. Less postage. No need to mail envelopes every two months. It’s labor saving. Less work for those who count and deposit the collection each week; less effort for you with no need to write a check. It helps parish finances. Vacation time can cause a big drop in the Sunday offering, even though the parish expenses continue. The predictable and steady income provided by eGiving allows us to better support our ongoing parish ministries.
You can fill out the form available at church or mailed to your home and return it to the Parish Office or drop it in the collection basket, or register online HERE and use our parish code CA702. They also offer personalized offertory cards to replace your envelopes so you can continue to participate in the physical act of giving during Mass. Please give eGiving your prayerful consideration, and give envelopes a permanent vacation this summer.
Fr. George Alengadan