My Dear Parishioners:
It gives me great pleasure to introduce to you our new web site. It is an excellent online reference for all our parishioners.
The web site is meant to be a reference for you to use in learning about our parish, and in contacting the persons who are in charge of the various ministries, organizations and events within our parish. It is my hope that while browsing the web site, you will be inspired to become involved in one or more of the activities, groups or ministries. By our baptism, each of us is called to place our gifts at the service of our parish and the wider community. We are always in need of additional extraordinary ministers of Communion, readers at Mass, as well as sacristans, ushers, music ministers and altar servers.
Our parish is blessed with a number of active organizations. The Women’s Guild, Holy Name Society, Knights of Columbus, Squires, Youth Ministry, 55+ Seniors, and Rosary Group are all excellent means of getting to know others in our parish, to socialize, and to participate in prayer and service. In today’s society we need the support of other Catholics to bolster and celebrate our faith. The late, great Pope John Paul II called all of us to the “new evangelization,” a fancy term which means bringing Christ and the message of His Gospel to the wider community.
The web site also contains information regarding the celebration of the Sacraments at Our Lady of Consolation, as well as our Faith Formation Program and Pastoral Council. Please review this information, especially if you are new to the parish, expecting a baby, or planning to get married. Some of the guidelines reflect the universal norms of the Catholic Church, while others explain the procedures at our particular parish. It’s helpful when all parishioners are informed so that they can share this information with friends or family members who might ask.
If I can be of any help to you or your family, please do not hesitate to contact me. I am here to serve you and I welcome your insights and opinions. Be assured that you and your loved ones are remembered in my daily prayers, as well as in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.
May Christ’s peace be with you!
Fr. Peter John Muha
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.