Wednesday, March 01, 2006

We're Building a New Church

This is an exciting time Fergus. St. Joseph's parish has selected a location for our new church building. The church will be built right beside the Catholic School in Fergus. This past September we added a 3rd Sunday morning mass because it was simply impossible for everyone to get a seat.

With the third mass everyone can usually have a seat, but the church still feels full.Our church has come together with more people volunteering to help with a new choir, new readers, new ushers, new eucharistic ministers, new sunday school teachers etc. There are many young couples and families at every service and in many ministries. The look and feel of this parish is young, strong and growing. This is a sharp contrast to what many people think of the church, as an old dying institution. If you hold that view, then go to any Catholic mass and take note of the number of young people and the number of people helping with the service. It will be more than you think.

On a side note, today is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent and a great time to reflect on our need for God's healing and to come back to church (which ever church it is) if you've found yourself slipping away.

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