On Saturday, January 15, 2022, Bishop Nicholas gave a presentation on the ministries of the Melkite Church here in the USA. The Bishop speaks to a number of things about the life of the Church –and the survival and demise of some parishes– the Liturgy, priesthood, diaconate, the work of the laity, the education of children, converts, etc. It would be good if you took the time to watch the video.
Read carefully the Acts of the Apostles 2: 42-47. Think of and pray with the text. Consider the good and the problems we face as a parish. Big problems with little solutions. What solution can you provide to the problems? As the pastor of Holy Cross Parish asks his parish, what is your charism (gift), collaboration (work with others) and commitment (can you show up regularly) to live Acts 2? We all have gifts, can we collaborate and be committed to the parish and the eparchy?
Thanks to Holy Cross Melkite Church in California for posting the presentation.