You Impact Lives in Ways You Dont Even Recognize
by Father Hayden Vaverek
Its remarkable how small our church is. Even though its a billion strong, thats not so many people. There are Catholics halfway around the world, but thats not so far away.
I was in Smyrna, Del., to preach about the good works of CNEWA at St. Polycarp Roman Catholic Church, and I mentioned this in my homily. After Mass, a parishioner walked up to me.
Youre right, he said, the church is small.
You brought my nieces in to the church when you were a pastor at St. Josephs in Anderson, S.C., he explained, referring to a tiny parish in a small city some 600 miles away from the little town we were in.
I had impacted this mans life — and I didnt even know it. And thats exactly what you do through your prayers and your continuing support for CNEWA. You impact lives in ways that you dont even recognize!
May God bless and reward you for it.
Ill be preaching in several places in the coming weeks: St. Francis by the Sea Church in Hilton Head, S.C., on 16-17 June; St. Francis de Sales Church in Purcellville, Va., on 23-24 June; St. Angela Merici Church in Brea, Calif., on 7-8 July; and St. Andrew the Apostle Church in Apex, N.C. on 14-15 July. If youre in the area, Id love to meet you!
And if you want to invite me to your church, I encourage you to get in touch. You can reach me — Father Hayden Vaverek — at 1-800-442-6392 or email@example.com.