Around 50 people were present. Most were new recruits. These individuals have now been commissioned to take Communion to the sick and homebound of our parishes in the Vicariate. Even during Covid, Jesus finds a way to call people to service.
It is important for us to acknowledge that none of this happens by accident. God calls people to serve and people do respond. Here at CHS we are celebrating 50 years of service.
During our kickoff event, we acknowledged those priests who have exercised leadership roles here at CHS. But there are others too. Linda Engle, a parishioner of CHS since its inception. As Director of the Ministry Commission for this Vicariate, Linda has been responsible for organizing many training programs like the one I attended this past weekend.
I am delighted to say that the Archdiocese recognized Linda’s service with a special award: The Bishop Quarter Award. Linda received it from the Cardinal himself the first weekend of October.
Linda is the last person to look for any recognition. However, it is important that we celebrate her achievements so as to inspire others to do the same.
Congratulations Linda Engle from all at CHS! You inspire us to Grow Stronger, Grow Deeper and to reach Higher!
Father Jeremy Thomas, Pastor at Church of the Holy Spirit