July At St. Mary's
A Time For Summer Rest
July is traditionally the beginning of the vacation season. Many of our parishioners have already headed for the shore or the mountains, and other places. Others are simply staying here, in Simsbury, to enjoy the special beauty of this time and place.
Wherever you are, let these summer months be a moment to renew and re-create you. Throughout the year all of us are busy—too busy. And when we become too busy we tend to overlook and forget what is most important: our family, our friends, and our loved ones. This is why summer and vacations are so important. They slow us down, or at least they should slow us down. They give us time to rest from and reflect on what is happening in our all too busy lives.
The pace has slowed down here at St. Mary’s, and I am grateful for that. This quiet period gives me time to reflect on the past year, rest, and prepare for the coming year.
In the coming year we will all benefit from the addition of Fr. Ramon Garcia and Miss Kathleen Keating to our Parish Staff. Fr. Garcia is newly ordained, and he will be working with the School and youth of our parish, in addition to his other parochial duties. Miss Keating is recently graduated from college and will head up our Youth and Education Programs for middle and high school students. I look forward to the contributions they will make in the coming year.
Enjoy the summer; it passes by so quickly.