As I reflect on my spiritual journey, I see the time of growing up in a Catholic home as an integral juncture in my life of faith, specifically thinking about my mother who was a woman of service. She taught her faith from her heart and by example.
When I think about God calling me to ministry, I am humbled. It is humbling to be able to work with women and men who give their time to the community of St. Matthew because they love being Catholic and want to share that love with others. It is humbling to be present when children have received the Sacrament of Reconciliation - to see the expressions on their faces because it is clear that they “get it”… their sins are forgiven and they know Jesus loves them. I had a young boy run across the parking lot towards me one morning, letting me know how excited he was because “I get to go to reconciliation today” - that was a heart warming moment. It is humbling and a privilege to witness a young girl receiving Jesus in Holy Communion for the first time, and to see the joy on her face because she knows Jesus is in her heart.
God has blest me beyond belief to be able to work with a staff that is dedicated and Christ centered and to be surrounded by volunteers that want to share their faith with the children of St. Matthew. It has been an amazing experience to be able to work here these past 26 years and to be part of a community that is rich in diversity and united in Christ.