As many of you know, I have been eagerly looking forward to joining the Handmaids of the Heart of Jesus at the end of August. However, the Lord's ways are not our ways. The Handmaids have asked me to wait another year before entrance to allow time for continued growth and discernment. This news has been hard to receive. Heartbreaking even. But, He is faithful, and the blessings that already came from this change of plans have been abundant!
I'm delighted to say that I will be staying at Holy Family during this time, now as the Pastoral Associate. After promoting our ministries for the past 18 months, I will now take an active part in fostering vibrant parish life. The specifics are still being discussed, but you can expect to see me working with Root Groups, women's ministry, and the sick and homebound, to name a few. I hope to effectively meet your needs as parishioners while also gaining experience that will help me thrive as a Sister in the future.
I am excited to see what the Lord has in store for us this next year!
In His Love,