A LETTER FROM FATHER TOM
Many of us might remember Doris Day singing "Que sera, sera, whatever will be, the future is not ours to see, que sera, sera." Since Doris sang that song we have learnt, sometimes in a difficult way, the importance of planning for the future. We agree with Doris that we will have a future but I feel from my own experience, we can influence the future by our own efforts to read the signs of the time and to welcome the future with faith and enthusiasm.
That is the purpose of the Parish Pastoral Plan. How are we able to create a vision for our Parish? How will St. Ann become more effective in preaching the message of Jesus by the way we minister to ourselves and to those seeking a better relationship with Jesus and a parish community that will nurture that desire and invite the stranger to join us as we seek the same goal?
I thank the Pastoral Council for their visioning and for making concrete the essential elements of this vision. We will have a future. It is our decision to either sit back and have our future hoisted on us or we can be proactive in our efforts to welcome our future as a faith-filled loving community grounded in our commitment as disciples of Jesus.