Welcome to Our Lady of the Woods Parish. We are very happy that you have
joined this church community and hope that you feel at home. As a new
pastor who arrived this July, I have experienced a very generous staff
and kind community and it is my prayer that you will have a similar
experience. I know I speak for the entire staff when I say that if there
is any way we can be of help please do not hesitate to let us know.
Our Parish is named after Mary, the Mother of Jesus. For Christians she
is the model of welcoming and hospitality. She said yes to God and gave
to the world His only begotten Son. It is our hope that Our Lady of the
Woods Parish will become a strong spiritual resource for you. Within the
pages of this booklet you will find a list of ministries currently
offered here. We hope that you will make use of these ministries as
needed. This is your church! I also hope that you will become involved
in our national ministerial life by using your talents and time for the
benefit of others. This is a wonderful way to meet people and to grow in
faith and love.
At the heart of the Catholic community is Jesus, present in sacraments
and, in a special way, in the Eucharist. Through our worship together
may you and those you love grow in your relationship to the Lord. Please
know that you are remembered daily at Mass and in my prayers. Please
keep this community of faith in yours.