Staff Member: Fr. John Pilcher
Fr. John Pilcher
Dear Mater Dei Parishioners,
Thank you for your love for your faith and for your parish. Our Catholic faith is awesome because we are family. God's family. God's family is a nation of priests--the royal priesthood of believers. Priests offer sacrifice, and we offer many sacrifices for each other as we recall the one great sacrifice that Jesus made for us, especially in the Holy Eucharist. Ordained priests have the honor of standing in the person of Jesus as they celebrate sacraments. The ordained priest gathers the sacrifices that the royal priesthood of believers have made and unites them in the one priest, Jesus Christ.
Thank you for giving me the opportunity to serve you because you have made some great sacrifices and will make great sacrifices to the honor and glory of our Lord and God who wants us to call him Father. Our desire is to show God how much we love him although he already knows how much we love him. We just don't know how much we love him until we make these sacrifices. As the family of God, we get to celebrate our love for God by the way we love each other.
Fr. John J. Pilcher