Getting to Know Our New Pastor: Part 1
With our church reopening and events returning to the “new normal,” it may be some time before you have an opportunity to get to know our new Pastor, Father Artur (call him “Father Arthur”) Marat. To expedite this process, over the next few weeks, we will share information about OLW’s new shepherd on our website and through other communications channels. Here’s the first installment…
Married Couples and Families: Crucial Disciples and Evangelists in our Church
“While on sabbatical in Rome, just before being assigned Administrator of Our Lady of the Wayside, I attended a course of fellow canon lawyers promoted by the Tribunal Of The Roman Rota. The course cited the protection of marriage and the pastoral care of wounded couples as two crucial areas of concern in our Church today. After the course, Pope Francis addressed our group and shared how Saints Aquila and Priscilla became two of the first married disciples of Christ, firmly establishing that our Church is a ‘community of families called to be witnesses of the Gospel.'”
“In the first century, family was the center of our church. Two thousand years later, it still is! One of my key missions as your new pastor is to sanctify and enrich the spiritual lives of married couples and families at Our Lady of the Wayside. Families centered in Christ are perhaps the most effective evangelists in our Church today.”
Married couples and families, reach out and get to know Fr. Arthur. He’s looking forward to meeting and blessing you!
Look for additional, “Getting To Know Our New Pastor” posts here soon!