Dear Parishioners,

There was a high school teacher who asked each member of his class to interview three people about prayer. The students were to ask them five questions:

Do you pray?

Do you pray daily or only occasionally?

Why do you pray?

How do you pray?

Who taught you to pray?

Three surprises emerged from the student interviews. First, the students were surprised how willing people were to talk about prayer. Second, the students were surprised how many people pray daily. Third, the students were surprised how many of their close friends prayed. They had never discussed it before.

These student interviews enabled the students to learn more about each other’s faith. They allowed the students to share their faith with one another.

When we turn to the Lord in prayer, we grow in our relationship with Him. When we stay true to following the Lord’s teaching, we become Christ to one another.

Lord, teach each one of us that here on earth you have

no hands but ours to reach out to the needy.

You have no heart but ours to embrace the lonely.

You have no voice but ours to share the message of

why you lived, suffered and died for us.

Lord, teach us that here on earth

we are your hands,

we are your voice,

we are your heart.

Sincerely in Christ,

Father Dominick