We encourage all parishioners to take time each day during the weeks ahead to ask for God's wisdom and counsel as we transition three leadership positions. Fr. Tom Sieg has composed the following:
Gracious God, You govern the transitions of our lives. You are the God who makes all things new. As the members of St. Michael Catholic Church we face important transitions in leadership. As your beloved children we turn to you for guidance and wisdom.
We pray for our new pastor, Father Thomas Walker. May he be welcomed with love. May he be a shepherd of strength and compassion. May his service here be a source of joy for him and the members of this parish.
We pray for the new official principal of St. Michael Catholic School, Mrs. Laurie Maxwell. Give her wisdom and patience as she seeks to help the students and their parents grow in knowledge and faith. May she be a model for the staff and students of our parish school.
We also pray for your guidance as we now seek a new Parish Business Administrator for St. Michael. May the person we choose be a person of faith, a person of competence, and a wise leader for our parish. May this person have skill in the practical need of finance and organization. May this person also have skill in listening to others and communicating honestly and effectively to the parish family.
We acknowledge that this is Your Parish, that we are Your People, and that we seek, above all, to fulfill Your Will so that Your Kingdom may take root in our midst.
Grant our petitions, through Christ Our Lord. Amen.