From the Pastor's Desk

Weekly thoughts and announcements from our Pastor, Fr. Tom Lewandowski.

A Prayer for Autumn Days

God of the seasons, there is a time for everything.  There is a time for dying and a time for rising.  We need courage to enter into the transformation process.  God of autumn, the trees are saying goodbye to the green, letting go of what has been. We too, have our moments of surrender, with all their insecurity and risk.  Help us to “let go” when we need to do so.  God of fallen leaves lying in colored patterns on the ground, our lives have their own patterns. As we see the patterns of our own growth, may we learn from them.  God of misty days and harvest moon nights, there is always the dimension of mystery and wonder in our lives.  We always need to recognize your power filled presence.  May we gain strength from this time.  God of harvest wagons and fields of ripened grain, many gifts of growth lie with the season of surrender.  We must wait for harvest in faith and hope. Grant us patience when we do not see the blessings.  God of geese going south for another season, your wisdom enables us to know what needs to be left behind and what needs to be carried into the future. We yearn for insight and wisdom. God of life, you believe in us, you enrich us, you entrust us with freedom to choose life. For all this we are grateful.  Joyce Rupp

Reflection: What do we need to “let go of” in order to become a more loving and giving member of our family, our parish, our workplace?