This Sunday we will be honoring our high school seniors. We are blessed to have so many outstanding young people as a part of our parish family. They have achieved many great successes during their high school years. It doesn’t seem so long ago that they were just little children attending the Bunny Breakfast, Vacation Bible School or walking into our Parish School of Religion for the very first time. The old saying, “Time really flies” is true.
This year’s senior class has embraced a stewardship lifestyle whole heartedly. They have shared many of the gifts that God has given to them. They have participated in the Celebrate Ministry witnessing to the love of God. They have participated in liturgical roles at Mass: readers, altar servers, and Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion. They have helped the poor and neglected and have been advocates of peace and justice in their schools.
In a very short time, our seniors will be starting a new beginning as they explore all life’s possibilities. I would suggest to the seniors to remember a few very important things:
- No matter where life takes you, that you will always have St. Patrick Parish to call home.
- Remember that you have a very special friend in Jesus Christ.
May the road rise up to meet you;
May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
And rains fall soft upon your fields.
Deacon John Bartos