The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe
~Week of Nov. 23rd, 2014~
Many thanks to Mary Evett for the extraordinary work she has done for our parish these past 10 years! She truly has been a pillar to our parish!
Here are a few words from Mary:
My thanks to this amazing faith community for these past 10 years! God has blessed me so richly in so many ways; among these many blessings I count my time on staff here at St. Mary Magdalen Parish as one of His greatest gifts—truly, a gift that I have opened anew each day. There really are no words to describe the many sacred moments that were at times marked by laughter and sometimes by tears, moments that I have experienced with so many of you and now hold in my heart, even as I hold each of you in my heart. My leaving of this position fills me with so many feelings but first and foremost is a sense of profound gratitude to our loving Father and to you all; for the unfolding of these moments—sacred gifts placed in my hands and heart to be lived, so many of them interwoven with your moments and all of them held within the hand of God who cares for us all leading us ever deeper into relationship with Him, ever deeper into the plan He dreams for us. Just as His goodness brought me here, I believe it is His goodness that calls me, ever forward, to a new place—even as I know I will miss terribly all that I have known here.
My new work will be with Community Works, Inc which is essentially a group of collaborating consultants who provide support to primarily religious and non-profit organizations. They do a great deal of work with women religious (sisters), as well as dioceses, parishes and other non-profit organizations facilitating them in their corporate planning processes. Although the company serves clients in several countries, and is based in Indianapolis, I am delighted to say that I will not be moving. Happily I will be working from home and able to continue to be an active member of this parish, this community, that I love so dearly.
I thank you all so much for your generous support of my work here at the parish and for your support of our youth (young church). It is so hard to leave the work that I have loved so well. For me, it is a daring thing to begin something new. Please keep me in your prayers. Please pray also for the intention of our search for my replacement, for the new Coordinator of Youth Ministry. Be assured that plans are in place to keep things moving as the transition is made and Youth events will go on.
I know that the Holy Spirit is doing great things in our youth and in our ministry here. It is an exciting time to see what wonderful things are yet to come!
Peace and Joy---Mary Evett