Happy Labor Day weekend to all of you! I pray that this weekend is one of rest, relaxation, and rejuvenation for you, your families and your friends. We are reminded that rest from our labors is a necessary part of our humanity and helps us become more of who God has created us to be and get a taste of the ultimate goal for each of us – eternal rest in Him for all eternity!
We Christians do this every week (or we are supposed to…) on Sunday, the Lord’s Day, a day of rest, relaxation, and rejuvenation. God gives us this day to enter into His eternal rest by gathering as a family of faith and filling the day with the things of Him – that which is True, Good, and Beautiful! The Lord’s Day is a day dedicated to Him. It isn’t given to us to catch up on all the things we didn’t do the past week! Perhaps this weekend and on Labor Day, we can spend some time reflecting on how we spend our Sunday, the Lord’s Day. How do you and I and our families enter into the rest of Almighty God and get a glimpse of heaven, union with God, the place for which we were made?
FR. JOEY BUENCAMINO
We welcome Fr. Joey Buencamino to our St. James family! He will be with us for the year and assist in tending to the pastoral care of our St. James parish. Bishop Parkes has assigned him to be here to help us out during my journey and throughout this next year. He will also be available to cover parishes throughout the diocese when needed.
Fr. Joey is from the Philippines, but has been in our Diocese of Savannah for a few years now serving in different parishes. Most recently, he served the Catholic Communities of St. Christopher’s in Claxton, Holy Cross in Pembroke, St. Jude’s in Glennville, and Our Lady of Guadalupe in Sandhill. We are blessed to have him here with us!
Welcome, Fr. Joey!
May the Lord Jesus bless each of you and your families abundantly this week!
~ Fr. Daniel Firmin