Parish – About – Welcome From Our Pastor

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Dear Website Visitor,

Welcome to Incarnation Church and thank you for visiting our website. We hope you’ll gather with us for our welcoming, engaging, and spirit filled Masses and consider becoming a parishioner!

How we do in our faith life is similar to how we are successful in other important areas of life, areas like a friendship, a job, school or a marriage.  One key to success is realizing that what we put into something is what we end up getting out of it.

Initially, putting our whole selves into parish life means, attending faithfully on the Lord’s Day, to thank and praise the Lord for so much!  Of course, attending Mass is one of the most selfless things we can do, since one of our primary reasons for attending is not simply to fulfill an obligation or even to get something out of it, but rather to pray for others.  So many people need the help of our unselfish prayers and presence.  Mass is a best way to help others because Jesus is powerfully present in so many awesome ways.

In addition to attending Mass on the Lord’s Day, putting our whole selves into being a part of the Church also means we ought to strive to share our gifts and talents, benefitting from others’ gifts.  We have some wonderful ministries and opportunities to meet Jesus and announce his good news to the world.  What are your gifts and talents and how might you share them with Jesus and his body, the Church?

Finally, keep alert to opportunities offered in the bulletin and through our top-notch parish app for lifelong faith formation, things like Bible and book studies, a video series, a talk or special opportunities for prayer.  Check out our Stewardship Cards of Time and Talent for hundreds of ideas!  Remember, faith just can’t stay stationary.  If our faith is not growing, it is dying.  Come see vibrant and growing faith at Incarnation!

Again, thanks for letting the Lord lead you to Incarnation website.  We will welcome you warmly at Mass.  Say hello to me, Fr. Smith at church or stop by the office to meet staff.  We need you to be a better image and presence of Jesus to our community!

Sincerely and with Love in Christ,

Rev. Patrick L. Sloneker