One of our own, David Abel, and his Stewardship team are organizing a spiritual and devotional conference at the Historic Star Barn Village on September 15 and 16 2021 and I am encouraging everyone to register to attend. Why? Not only because it is being organized by one of our parishioners and the venue is just across from our parish grounds, but also because it is going to be a period of grace. I have attended the past editions of the conference and I was enriched by all the presentations and prayers made available.
We need to continue to feed our souls spiritually and this is one great opportunity to do so. Attending retreats and conferences are ways of growing in the knowledge of Jesus who asked his disciples in the Gospel of this Sunday’s mass, “who do you say that I am?” (Mk 8: 29). When we continue our search, we come to a better knowledge of who Jesus is and are able to proclaim him more effectively to the world. Once we know who Jesus is, it becomes easy to yield All In, that is, to love him with our entire heart, soul, mind, and strength. That is what the conference promises. Please, avail yourselves of the opportunity of attending by going online to register. Our own Bishop Ronald Gainer will be celebrating the opening mass on Wednesday, September 15. It will be nice if we can turn out in large numbers to welcome him and let him know the great things we are doing here at St. Peter.
It is another anniversary of the tragic event that took place on September 11, 2001. Let us remember and pray for all who died in that ugly event. Let us honor the memory of all our heroic firefighters, policemen, and emergency medical officers who gave their lives. Let us pray for all who serve our local communities in this capacity.
Fr. Bernard Oniwe, OP