Annunciation………. Go out and announce to all around you

          There used to be four churches within my area, now they have down sized to two churches and the new name of the church is, ” Annunciation Parish”. I actually like the new name and what the word Annunciation really stands for, it truly means to go out and announce to those around you, of the new beginning and another chance to be better and stronger, moving forward on our paths of our journey of life.

With this merger of the four churches comes a lot of pain and sadness, as two of the four churches had to close, which leads to the congregation of these churches who spent their lives worshiping and praying at those churches, not too mention being baptized, first Communions, conformations,being married and even celebrating a life being taken from us at these churches, there are a lot of lives and journey’s of those lives that are being changed as we speak right now, the pain and the sadness are at the for front within these congregations, but if we all together as a community and as a new congregation of the Annunciation Parish can work together, we can see past what we look at as an ending and truly see that we are blessed by God himself,  to truly start a new beginning and announce to the Community and the World, that we can start a new, to be better and stronger a long our paths of our journey of life.

Everything around us in our lives, including we the people of Mankind go through many changes as we walk our journey”s, some of these changes are simple and easy to adapt to, but there are many changes that come with much pain and sadness, the magic word to us all is ” adapt”, when we adapt correctly these changes, then the sadness and pain will flow into healthy and happy. Healthy doesn’t just mean being in good physical condition, being healthy in our minds brings goodness and the ability to share this goodness to all those around you, when we are healthy in our minds, body and soul, than the sadness will go away and turn to much happiness, which helps us share this happiness with all those around us. The new Annunciation Parish is a chance for all within it’s new Congregation, to announce to all within the Community and the World, that even in sadness with what we see as an ending, there truly can be a new beginning and a chance to be better and stronger as we walk our paths of our journey of life.

The formation of Annunciation Parish is a chance for the new Congregation, to go out and Announce to the Community and the World, that even through the sadness and the pain of an ending, can come healthy and happiness of a new beginning. There will be many endings as well as many beginnings a long our journey”s of life, when we approach them with true healthiness and happiness, we can adapt to them and be better and stronger no matter what may cross our paths, may the Peace of God be with all at the new Annunciation Parish and may the new Congregation, truly go out and announce to the Community and the World, that through the sadness and pain of an ending, can come good health and happiness to all, so they can be better and stronger a long their paths of their journey of life.

” Within all the endings we encounter in life there always comes a new beginning, we just have to look deep within ourselves to truly see this new beginning”

” Annunciation is another way of saying, go out and announce to all those around you, the true beauty that is around us”

” May the peace of God be with Annunciation Parish and may they all announce to the Community and the World, the good and the true spirit of Jesus Christ”

2 Replies to “Annunciation………. Go out and announce to all around you”

  1. Dear Bowling Chef,
    A parishioner at Annunciation Parish pointed out your blog the other day and asked if I knew who you are and I had to sadly confess that I don’t. But as the catechetical leader for the parish may I say “Thank you!” for this post and your positive outlook about our newly formed parish. Please know that there is a team of people trying to help parishioners find hope and joy in our new reality in fact we are currently planning a parish retreat for this fall which I hope you will be able to attend. Thank you again even though this post is a year old it made my day 🙂

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