A Gift from God

The Vision Statement of the Pastoral Plan for the City of Steubenville begins with words that would be good to recall as we move forward:

“Put out into the deep!” These words [of Jesus] ring out for us today, and they invite us to remember the past with gratitude, to live in the present with enthusiasm and to look forward to the future with confidence: “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever” (Heb 13:8) (quoting Pope John Paul II).

As a people who believe in God’s providential love, we choose to see the present moment, not as a harbinger of doom, but as a gift from God, a challenge to be met, an opportunity for renewal, a call to a new way of living as the Church.

– Fr. Tim McGuire

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