Pastor’s Weekly Message 12-29-19

Dear Friends of Carmel Mission,

I hope that you had a wonderful Christmas in the presence of family and loved ones. I thank all our team at the Mission for the work that they did during 2019. Much of that work is carried out behind the scenes. Every member of our team plays a part in making our beautiful Mission a place beyond compare.

I take this opportunity to thank you, dear Friends of Carmel Mission, for your prayerful presence, your unflagging encouragement and your selfless stewardship of this sacred place. The truth is that without your generosity and involvement, we would not be able to continue to welcome all who come to visit us.

We are first and foremost a family of faith, a holy family. Like any family, we sometimes have our differences, but we also have the merciful love of God, which binds us together in Christ, our Savior. Our contribution to Carmel Mission, be it in terms of time, talents or treasure, (hopefully all three!) enables the legacy of our Founder and first Pastor, St. Junípero Serra, to continue into yet another year. We continue to preach the Good News of Jesus Christ to the next generation.

As we approach the New Year of 2020, may we be given the resources necessary and the clear vision to create a sustainable faith future for our parishioners and our pilgrims. Together we can do so much, both to cherish and preserve our past, and to plan and prepare for a promising future.

On behalf of Fr. Rodrigo and myself, I wish you a very Happy New Year, filled with blessings of good health and great happiness.

Most of all, thank you for your truly generous support of our beautiful Mission and our many active ministries. It is both an honor and a pleasure to serve you, as we continue together to move Always Forward…

New Year blessings,

Fr. Paul

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