Father David Kelash, Pastor and Chaplin
Saint Paul clearly believed that every person has a
calling from God. The word “vocation” comes from
the Latin root “to call”. Each person has a vocation
to serve God in a particular way. Some do so
through the commitment of marriage. Others do so
by remaining single.
We can grow in our vocation by recognizing
the witness of the vocations that differ from our
own. Those who are celibate must claim the
importance of intimacy to which marriage witnesses.
They must know that, unless they build close
relationships, their freedom can become empty and
sterile. They can become selfish bachelors and
Married people must recognize the value of
freedom to which celibacy witnesses. Without the
freedom to extend their love beyond spouse and
family, their lives can become narrow and stifling,
Since we all have been called by God, we
should not only live the vocation we have been
given, but also learn from the example of those who
live another calling. By doing this, we can see more
clearly the fullness of God’s plan and become the
people and the church that God calls us to be.
I am lucky to have Faithful Deacons to assist me in our parish, Deacons James Brown, Onofre Duran and David Kaminsky, a wonderful staff in the parish office and a lot of great volunteers in all different ministries!....
When God takes something from your grasp, he's not punishing you, but merely opening your hands to receive something better. Concentrate on this sentence. “The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you."
Something good will happen to you today, something that you have been waiting to hear. 'God our Father, walk through my house and take away all my worries and illnesses and please watch over and heal my family in your name, Amen.' This prayer is so powerful. A blessing is coming to you.”
May God bless you richly. Father David Kelash
Pastor, Immaculate Conception Catholic Parish, Cottonwood Arizona USA
Deacon James Brown
Deacon David Kaminsky
Deacon Onofre Duran
Father Larry Baumann, Spiritual Advisor
Immaculate Conception Catholic Parish web site.
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