My dear sisters and brothers,
“Live with intention, walk to the edge, listen hard, practice wellness. Play with abandon. Laugh. Choose with no regret. Continue to learn. Appreciate your friends. Do what you love. Live as if this is all there is.”
More then two decades ago, Mary Anne Radmacher wrote these words, which have since appeared in art posters and on refrigerator magnets, bags, journals, day planners and mugs. All this reminds us to live our life with intention to figure out what are the values and places that make our lives richer, and to make a divergence by the choices we make.
You have chosen to make Holy Name of Mary your parish. We value your choice and in saying that we mean we value you. Our lives have been connected now by the God who created them, and our parish community is more because of your choice.
Holy Name of Mary has evolved from the blending of Our Lady of Guadalupe and Our Lady of Mt. Carmel. From two tiny churches built by the people themselves our parish has developed into a thriving church which keeps its eyes fixed on the Gospel of Jesus enabling us to still listen to the voices of the needy.
You are now part of our family. In the name of our parish family of which you now belong!