It is the most basic desire within the human heart to search for lasting peace and happiness. In response to this desire Jesus says: “Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light” (Matt 11:28-30). If we turn to Jesus without hesitations or reservations he will gives us that “peace that surpasses all understanding” (Phil 4:7), the peace we desire.
St. Anthony of Padua Parish, where the French tradition will always be part of the fabric of our community, is wholly committed to bringing Christ to whoever seeks him. This happens primarily in the sacraments, but also in fellowship, in Scripture studies, and other group meetings. Join us as we throw open the doors to Christ and allow him to “give us rest.”
Rev. Fr. Richard Dion, Pastor