When I was in my first assignment as a priest, a parishioner expressed the opinion that Catholic parishes are good at educating the young, ministering to the youth, reaching out to young adults, and caring for the old. However, he said, "If you're middle-aged and are just okay, there's nothing for you." A few weeks ago at the parish spaghetti dinner another parishioner suggested something for people in their 40"s and 50's. So here's my question: what do you think of getting 40-and50-somethings together periodically over wine and cheese, with a presenter to start the ball rolling, and open conversations about topics of faith and spirituality? Let's call it "Grace uncorked." What do you think? I'll host the first one in the Rectory at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton parish!
February 27, 2013
Msgr. William J. King