What's Been Going On
I thought I would catch you all up on what’s been going on . . .
I am very happy that things went so well while I was away this past weekend. Reports about Fr. Jerry Aman, SJ, are that he was very well received and had a powerful message of faith and service. Thank you for greeting him so warmly.
As you know, I was at “Young People Who Care” in Frenchville, PA this past week. It was an amazing experience and I am looking forward to sharing with you all about it. I am hoping to put together a slide show that can run before all the Masses this weekend. If not, then perhaps next weekend. You can also expect that some of the stories from the week will turn up soon in a homily.
I spent Monday evening with members of the Men’s Faith Group who were kind enough to invite me to their summer picnic. It was a very nice time of conversation, faith filled stories, laughter, and an excellent meal. It seems like they are all involved in giving of their time to St. Rita Church in one way or another (or in several ways). Thanks to them for all they do and for their hospitality!
I am glad to join you in welcoming Anne Thomas to the staff and family of St. Rita Church. Anne is the new Coordinator of our Faith Formation and Sacramental programs. Below, Anne shares a little bit about herself and she is already hard at work in preparation of this year’s programs. Please do all you can to support her in her efforts on behalf of the children of our parish. I am confident that she will be a fine leader and have great success here at St. Rita.
From the Desk of Anne Thomas . . .
Hello, St. Rita’s!
I am thrilled to be in such a warm and welcoming community and to serve here as your Faith Formation Coordinator. I love to talk and to write, so let’s see if I can manage to tell you about myself briefly:
Eight years ago, God introduced me to my husband and to my calling as a lay minister, and I’ve been enjoying the whirlwind of my life in ministry, marriage, and (eventually) motherhood ever since. Most recently, I am joining you after my time as the Catechetical Leader at St. Katharine Drexel Parish in Macedon and Palmyra. On a day-to-day basis, I am coming to you from Victor, where I live with my family: my husband and our four-year-old twins.
I am a recent graduate of St. Bernard’s, a Marvel fan, a cross-stitch crafter, and more than a little tired of my children waking up at 4:00am. I love stories, games, Disney, social justice, my faith, and my family (not necessarily in that order).
I am looking forward to meeting you and supporting our families here at St. Rita’s in your faith journeys. Please don’t hesitate to call, email, or stop by the office with questions, needs, or ideas – I’d especially love to hear from you if you are interested in volunteering with Faith Formation or Confirmation this year!-Anne