In the bulletin today is a presentation of three proposed amendments to the Constitution of the Cathedral Parish Council. This is the first time in the nine years since this document was approved that it is up for consideration for amendments. Each of the proposals is straight-forward and practical, however, know that you – our parishioners – have a voice in this process. So, if you have any questions, please contact a member of the Parish Council. The amendments are scheduled for a vote at the October 9th Council meeting.
Next weekend all of our parishioners will be encouraged to become part of one of the Encounter Circles – a small group process intended to help each person belong, share and grow. In turn, it is our prayer that the Holy Spirit will assist our parish to become more-and-more a community of faith. This is one of the real, on-going goals that a parish must always have because this is what our Lord Jesus wanted when he said, “I have given them (his disciples) the glory you (His heavenly Father) gave me, so that they may be one, as we are one….” (Jn 17:22). I sincerely pray that you will accept this invitation to become a part of something that will help your faith and assist our community in drawing closer together.
And lastly, Enceuntro V is concluding this weekend in the Diocese of Fort Worth. This national process by the bishops of our country is an effort to reach out to the Hispanic and Latino members of the Catholic Church. The growing population of those whose first language is Spanish has placed demands on all in the Church of the United States to embrace these, our brothers and sisters. I invite you to join me in praying for Bishop Estévez, the delegates from our diocese and all the delegates at the Encuentro that God’s Spirit will guide them in their discussions, deliberations and decisions.