Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Your yes made our trip successful: Daily Mass Homily--Wednesday, January 15th, 2014 (School Mass)

            [To begin my homily for the school children at St. John’s, I asked Peggy Frederickson (our principal), Kelly Weingart (3rd grade teacher), Kevin Pilon (youth minister) and Kali Frederickson (high school senior) to share their favorite part of our trip to Africa.  Among others they highlighted the joy and smiles of the people we met, their hospitality and generosity despite having less than we do and the model our high schoolers (who previously attended St. John’s School) have become.]
            I am grateful that our trip was so successful and thank you for your help.  Each of you wrote a letter and sent a gift to your pen pals.  We were able to hand deliver these and the students their were filled with joy.  Last year you did a drive to collect school supplies to these same children.
            Our trip was made possible by many people saying yes to God in their contributions and prayers.  Like Samuel and the Psalmist many people said, “Here am I, Lord; I come to do your will.”
            May we continue to do the Lord’s work in small ways so that He may continue to bless us abundantly.

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