Reeson’s Ramblings :: February 25, 2018
As I write this, I’m overcome by a sense of gratitude for the many incredible blessings that God has given to me. What an amazing parish family we have here at St Columbkille! We have more wonderful ministries than I can count, and chances are that, whatever your particular gifts and interests, there’s a ministry or activity for you to get involved in for God’s greater glory and for the good of our community.
For details on these many ministries, I encourage you to read through the St Columbkille Ministry Guidebook that we mailed to your homes a few months back. And, there’s a handy online version that you can reference on your computer or smartphone at http://guidebookpublishing.com/guidesections/1234.pdf. Check it out!
Another way our parish is blessed is with the newest member of our parish staff, Michelle Chaumont. Michelle is a data specialist who will be helping us to build up data bases that will support our parish and its ministries, and she is also backing up Judy Lauber in the front office. She may be new to her current position, but she and her parents have been members of our parish family for nearly her entire life.
Michelle has an amazing background, and her education began right here at the St Columbkille School. She moved to Chicago for college at Loyola University, completed graduate studies in chemical physics at the University of Texas at Austin, and worked as a chemical engineer in the oil and gas industry in Houston for nearly 10 years.
Fortunately for us, Michelle and her husband, Tim decided to return to the Promised Land (Papillion!) about a year-and-a-half ago, in part so their kids could follow in Michelle’s footsteps at our parish school . Their son Damian is in first grade, and daughter Emilie recently celebrated her 4th birthday. Tim is in RCIA this year, and also shares his time and talent with our parish as an usher. Please join me in welcoming Michelle and her family back home to St Columbkille.
Yet another way we can reflect on our many blessings is at Ceili, which is coming up this Saturday, March 3rd at the Embassy Suites!
Ceili, which is pronounced “kay-lee,” is the Irish word for party, and it is our annual opportunity to get together as a parish family for fellowship, community-building, and celebration. And if you haven’t already done so, you can still sign up! Click on http://www.columbsceili.org/ for details, but do it now because registration closes on Monday, February 26th.
Father Pat and I hope to see you there! I’ve shared some special ways that God has blessed me and our parish family, and I truly am thankful! How has God blessed you, personally?