“Springtime of the Church” is a new Simply Holy podcast series that explores the unique and often little-known ways in which lay persons serve the Church as members of Third Orders, Oblates, Secular Institutes, Prelatures, Associations of the Christian Faithful, Ecclesial Movements, New Communities, Apostolates, and more. Listen to the premiere episode.
Perhaps we can’t persist in holding special events, but there are small ways that we can keep up the momentum as the calendar pages turn.
Our priests leave behind the families in which they were raised, forsake having families of their own, and commit themselves to serving Christ – and us – in a ministry that is all-encompassing and demanding. They’re people, too, and have a need to feel welcomed and to experience a sense of family just as we do.