Over the past several months, we have had the pleasure of reading beautiful witnesses from the young adults of our parish. They expressed their faith in such a profound way. We heard from high school students who live their catholic faith and its values in the schools. We heard from some of our most recent college graduates who carry their faith with them into their new careers. We have heard from an engaged couple who expressed their values of stewardship as they look forward to their new life together. We have heard from a young man who loves, respects, and learns about his faith from his grandfather, and we read the beautiful witness of an expecting mother who related motherhood to stewardship in a loving way.
In some beautiful and holy way, each of us has been a part of these young ladies’ and gentlemen’s lives. Perhaps we were their teachers at P.S.R. or a sponsor for Confirmation, or their adult leader at Celebrate. Many times, we leave an impression in the most subtle way of a smile, handshake, or a positive affirmation. I would like to thank all the good people of our parish for being such a positive role model of love and acceptance to the young people of our parish as they journey from childhood to adulthood.