This week (on Tuesday) we celebrate the feast of the Presentation of the Mother of God as well as today, the diaconal ordination of our fellow parishioner! Both these events bring light to the current darkness of our society where self-interest seems to reign supreme. Both these events assure us that no matter who we are, how old or young, what gender, occupation, or historical time we live in, we are called to bring Christ to each other. The rites of Presentation for Mary, Ordination for Jerry, are overt signs of dedication to a life of loving service that we each undertake as Christians. By living love in any way we can, we bear Christ (reflecting the Mother of God) and we serve our community (reflecting ordination). What joy to celebrate our brother in Christ who responds to our community’s love by accepting this mantle of service to us, to our Church. Axios!