We are pleased to announce that Deacon Stephen Gross has accepted the important position of Director of Faith Formation and Evangelization. His position will oversee our Religious Education Program, adult faith formation, sacrament preparation, inter-denominational faith outreach, and other essential roles in our parish and community.
As the Director of Faith Formation and Evangelization, Deacon Stephen’s work will be part of a new parish initiative called, “Know, Love, and Serve.” All of our current and future parish ministries will fall under the umbrella of this new structure of knowing God (religious education, Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, bible study, etc.), loving God (prayer groups, liturgy committee, music ministry, etc.), and serving God (St. Vincent de Paul outreach program, Knights of Columbus, Bereavement Committee, ushers, church and grounds maintenance, etc.). The goal is for Sacred Heart and St. Gerard to be a welcoming community, discerning the needs of both our Catholic membership and the community at large.
If you have a suggestion to help us achieve this goal of inclusion and interaction, please share it with our parish office staff. We are in this together. The Holy Spirit works through all of us!
Sincerely, Fr. Kevin MacDonald, C.Ss.R.