"> Pastor’s Corner – Prince of Peace

Sunday, January 22

Dear Friends,

This weekend we hear the most profound invitation offered to Simon and Andrew, the fishermen brothers at the sea of Galilee. “Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men” (Matthew e4:19). Naturally we should think of the need to pray for vocations, especially to the priesthood and consecrated life, but not just to pray for vocations, but to work for vocations – every Christian has the responsibility to support our young people and to give them the encouragement and invitation to consider a call to the priesthood and consecrated life. This responsibility is further symbolized by what happens in the verse 21 of Matthew’s fourth chapter: Christ Jesus is walking along the shoreline with Simon and Andrew and now our Lord calls James and John. Would those two have followed Our Lord if He was walking alone? We’ll find out on the Last Day, but we know from experience that our human weakness likes to have strength in numbers and we often have an easier time sacrificing and persevering when we know that we are not alone. So, in addition to our need to pray for vocations we also should be deeply aware of our responsibility to be committed in our own walk with Jesus and to help others come to saving faith in Him by our own discipleship.

Have a Good Week!

Fr. Jonathan Sawicki, Pastor