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Church Life

Mark entered into his 3rd year on Pastoral Council at St. Mary Magdalen. Our priest of 8 years, Father Godfrey, was moved to another parish over the summer, and we now welcome our new pastor, Father Peter. Mark enjoys getting a behind-the-scenes look at the activities of our church, and getting to know some of the other members of our parish better through this ministry.

Trista and Mark “retired” after another three year commitment teaching Faith Formation (this time, to 4th graders). This last stretch put Trista over the “dozen years teaching faith formation” mark over the course of her adult life. Whew! (Does that mean I’m experienced, or just old??)

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Abby celebrated the Sacrament of Confirmation this autumn with her 8th grade class at Immaculate Heart of Mary. She and her sponsor Aunt Becky (who is also her Godmother) prepared for the Sacrament by reflecting, praying and service. It was a beautiful night at the Cathedral when Abby received the gifts of the Holy Spirit.

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“And the spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him: the spirit of wisdom, and of understanding, the spirit of counsel, and of fortitude, the spirit of knowledge, and of godliness. And he shall be filled with the spirit of the fear of the Lord.” (Isaiah 11:2-3).