I would like to thank those who offered prayers, offered cards, and extended good wishes to me as I celebrated my birthday this past week. I am very grateful and thankful! The Gospel of Luke this weekend refers to the one out of ten people who returned to Jesus to offer thanksgiving for healing him of the dreadful disease of leprosy. Only one returned! Do we truly have a heart and an attitude of thanksgiving to God for all of the many blessings He has bestowed upon us? How do we truly show our thanks and appreciation to God? I am personally thankful for my priesthood, being pastor of my home parish here at St. James Church, for my dedicated staff, and for the benefactors and stewards in our parish. We must acknowledge in thanksgiving and gratitude for what God has done for us, and for what God is continuing to do for us. I hope and pray that our parish foster’s a spirit and attitude of thanksgiving and gratitude to Almighty God. Let us never take anything for granted, especially for God hearing prayers and for blessing them!
Rev. David Edwards
Pastor, St. James Catholic Church