Divine Providence & Waiting on the Holy Spirit
Evanston Catholic Grouping
Important – Save the Date January 29, 2022
1. The Evanston Grouping has been asked to prepare to learn of the Cardinal’s decision and also announce his decision to the parishes of Evanston on January 29, 2022. I will inform our parish that day and at all the weekend Masses for both Saturday January 29, 2022 and Sunday January 30, 2022.
2. We are pleased that Bishop Mark Bartosic, our regional bishop and Cardinal Cupich’s representative to our region of the archdiocese, will be with us online at 10:00am, to join us in prayer and share an important update on the future of our parishes.
3. Please go to: www.renewmychurch.org/announcements for details about how to access the meeting from your computer or smartphone. Please PRE-REGISTER for this event.
What are we to do as we wait? When we feel that so much hangs in the balance? When we are uncertain as our Lord calls us to step out onto the water and meet Him?
St. Paul tells us very directly: “Rejoice always. Pray without ceasing.” (1 Th 5: 16-17) Pray for Cardinal Cupich, our bishops, the Presbyteral Council, St. Athanasius, St. Joan of Arc, St. Mary, St. Nicholas and Sheil Center, and the lay faithful who are leading the work of renewal within our archdiocese.
PLEASE Keep in mind that this is only the beginning of the renewal process for our parish. Once the decision has been made, we enter into the next phases of Renew My Church: Organizational Transition and Building the New Reality – phases which focus on structural and spiritual renewal within our parish.
And remember that no matter what the future holds, our Lord already holds us. We are instruments of His grace and He will use us to make disciples, build communities, and inspire witness.
I remain with you and for you, a waiting disciple of the Lord,
Father Kenneth J. Anderson