Dear Parishioners of Our Lady of the Cross Parish,
I and some staff from the Diocese will be on a pastoral visitation to your parish on Thursday, May 9. These visitations are an opportunity to better know the parishes in the Diocese and to support the ministries that the church provides for and with you. I hope I will have the opportunity to greet many of you personally with the various activities scheduled for the day. Please come and say hello, if you are able, at the 8:30 am Mass.
In case we do not have the opportunity to personally visit that day, I invite your thoughts on the following questions which I will explore with the parish staff during my visit:
- Which ministries or services at Our Lady of the Cross Parish have you found especially helpful in supporting you, your family, neighbors and community?
- How might Our Lady of the Cross Parish best continue or strengthen its ministry for its parishioners and the community?
- What areas might the church leadership explore to be an even fuller witness of God’s love and healing among you?
God bless you and thank you for your role in the pastoral visitation of Our Lady of the Cross Parish.
+Bishop Mitchell Rozanski; Bishop of Springfield