St Augustine says, “our hearts are restless until they rest in thee.” It’s that restlessness for communion that we are all searching for throughout our lives. It is that deep need to be loved, with no conditions, that we long for. When we have experience that sense of communion, even for a short time, we realize that is the most important thing in life. It’s that relationship that pulls us in and produces in us the ability to love and have compassion for all the people in our life. And when we pour ourselves out in love for another or allow another to pour themselves out to us, we are immersed in the sacred and Blessed Trinity. When immersed is so great a love we begin to experience a taste of the Divine. May we allow ourselves to be immersed in the love of the Trinity.
It is with sadness that we announce the death of Mary Woodfork. Mary was the wonderful grandmother who came to Nativity with her granddaughter, Olivia, who is in a wheelchair. Our prayers go out to the family in this difficult moment. Visitation for Mary will be at Verheyden Funeral Home (Mack and Outer Drive) on Sunday from 3pm-6pm and she will lie in state at Nativity on Monday 10am with Funeral Mass at 11 am. May Mary rest in the arms of God.