How many times have I seen Fr. Lathrop our pastor hard at work late at night, either on office work or visiting the sick? Many, many, many times in my more then five years here at All Saints. There are times he is late coming from the Hospital or visiting someone in their home, or a meeting of some kind. He works so hard for our parish, not only temporally but also spiritually. Please keep Fr. Lathrop in your prayers this month and perhaps do a little something special! He is on vacation this weekend through the following but it is good to consider how challenging the call and ministry of a priest can be! Please if nothing else, keep Fr. Lathrop and all priests in your prayers!
"In the solitude and silence of the wilderness..., for their labor in the contest, God gives his athletes the reward they desire: a peace that the world does not know and joy in the Holy Spirit."
Husband & father of four, graduate from Quincy University and currently a grad student at Franciscan University. Director of Faith Formation & Youth Ministry for All Saints Parish since January 2012.