|First steps of preparing our worship space|
It is amazing for me to realize how fast God has worked. Br. Craig and I only arrived here on August 12, 2011. Br Joe, who is leading the remodeling project came only thirty days ago. So in less than sixty days, we are up and running.
The enthusiasm of our local Catholics in this area is fantastic. We have many boys and teenagers willing and wanting to serve at the Mass. An 81 year old man is leading our worship music by his excellent harmonica playing. A 14 year old has played Ave Maria on her flute. People are stepping up and volunteering without any begging. The Lord has been working in their lives and it is clear that they really wish to have a Catholic Church in this area.
|Mom and son working together|
At the same time, as things are going along with so much joy in Union County, it is not the same picture in Grainger County. For a number of reasons, we have yet to have an English Mass in Grainger County. The primary stumbling block is not having a location for Mass. We are searching and searching. Hopefully, something will emerge soon. We need the prayers of everyone who is reading this blog. Your prayers will make a difference.
|The future home of Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Catholic Mission|
|The local deanery welcoming four of the five Glenmarians new to the area.|