Saturday Vigil - 4:30pm
Dear Friends in Christ,
Welcome to the website of Our Lady of Consolation Church! We are happy that you have taken the time to visit this page. As pastor, I hope that you will find it helpful and informative.
The Church has just celebrated the glorious feast of Pentecost. This is often called the "birthday" of the Church. It was on Pentecost that, filled the gifts of the Holy Spirit, the apostles were empowered to be the Church. On that day the apostles took responsibility for continuing the ministry and mission of Jesus. By our Baptism and Confirmation we too are called to become not just followers of Jesus, but his witnesses as well.
In his First Letter to the Corinthians, St. Paul explains that there are many gifts, but one Spirit ... different forms of service, but the same Lord. Each of us has been given particular gifts by our generous Creator. God expects us to use these gifts, not only for our own good, but for the good of others as well. As St. Paul writes: "To each individual the manifestation of the Spirit is given for some benefit," that is, for the benefit of the whole Body, the Church. Each of us has a part to play; each of us has been given a job to do by the Lord.
Here at Our Lady of Consolation Parish we are blessed with many members who have answered God's call to service. Jesus invites every parishioner, every Catholic, every Christian to join the "orchestra" that is the Body of Christ. In order for the great symphony of God's plan to achieve the fullness of its beauty, we need every "instrument" to be filled with the music of the Holy Spirit. Just as a symphony brings out the rich diversity of harmonies intended by the composer, so too the diversity of our individual gifts have been entrusted to us to find voice in the Church. We invite you to join us in the beautiful hymn that is the Church.
God bless you!
We the people of Our Lady of Consolation Parish, called to faith and salvation in Jesus Christ in the Roman Catholic tradition, dedicate ourselves to living the Gospel by:
We commit ourselves to generosity and to the responsible use of our spiritual and material resources.