What is Priesthood Sunday?
It is a day set aside in the U.S. to honor the priesthood. It is a day to reflect upon and affirm the role of the priesthood in the life of the Church as a central one. They are Called!!! "He calls them to lead your holy people in love, nourish them by your word and strengthen them through the sacraments. Father, they are to give their lives in your service and for the salvation of your people as they strive to grow in the likeness of Christ and honor you by their courageous witness of faith and love.”--Preface to the Liturgy of the Chrism Mass. While all of us are called to live our baptismal covenant, some men are called to ordained ministry. These men serve the needs of the Church—the Body of Christ. Dedicated priests offer their time and talent, despite shrinking numbers and larger parish communities, by leading people not to themselves, but to the God of Jesus Christ.
Our priests console and guide us and the source of their gift(s) is given by God for the good of the whole community. Ultimately, ordained priests enable and empower all the baptized, despite human weaknesses, to deepen faith, grow in hope, and share the gift of Christ's love with all human persons so that God's glory will be experienced repeatedly.
St. Helena Catholic Church is located in the northeastern corner of San Antonio. The parish was founded in 1974. From the beginning, the people of St. Helena Parish have chosen to be generous with their time, talent and treasure. They have been active and involved in all aspects of parish life. They chose the motto "People Helping People" as an apt description of the spirit of St. Helena's parishioners.
Today the parish has grown to over 3,500 families and the facilities have grown also. Hundreds of lay ministers help promote, vibrant, reverent celebrations of the Eucharist. Dozens of people assist in faith formation. Dozens more are involved in various organizations, retreats, sports and service projects. We invite you to come get in contact with Jesus Christ through His Church: "Peace be with you." (John 20:19)
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