The weather has made it difficult to get to church the last two weekends.  I am glad for those who were able to be with us, but also glad for those who exercised prudence and were safe.  What is unfortunate is that many did not receive a bulletin insert inviting each one to consider a ministry within our pastoral region.  It was included on the 13th when we celebrated the baptism of the Lord.  The invitation suggests several different ministries because, as we hear in today’s second reading, we are given different gifts.  “Now you are Christ’s body, and individually parts of it.  There are many parts, yet one body.”  What will bolster the faith and charity of one, might not be the right service for another.  But we all have a role to play.  It is baptism that made us members of Christ’s Body.  The insert was sent via e-mail and will be posted on the website for your consideration.

This week we celebrate Catholic Schools Week.  It takes a lot of dedication from teachers, parents, parishioners to be able to do what we do at St. Peter in Chains school, St. Joseph Consolidated school, and Badin High School.  We are blessed to have Christ at the center of our education.  I also want to recognize the work and dedication of our PREP teachers and parishioners who serve children in the public schools.

Thank you to those who came Saturday to the family game night at St. Julie’s, gathered as one body.  On February 6 at St. Peter’s there will be an uplifting evening of praise and adoration from 6:30-8pm.

The pastoral region committee meets this Tuesday, 7pm at St. Joseph.  I remind you that next weekend is the commitment weekend for the annual Catholic Ministries Appeal.

What a joy to know, love, and serve the good God.