The Gospel often speaks of Jesus being on His way to
Jerusalem and mentions different places that he visited along the way. These towns and villages are no longer spoken
of as just other geographical areas.
They are called the Holy Land.
These are the places where God came to meet His People.
A place where God meets His people is a wonderful description
of what church is. Our church is truly
our Holy Land, where the ministry of Jesus continues today, and where God reveals
Himself to His people and we come to know ourselves as children of God.
Through the church, we come to know God not only as the
creator of life - but the protector and caretaker of every moment of our
lives. He is our shepherd; we are the
flock He tends. Being able to access the
love and power of God each day has changed how we live our lives, how we deal
with life's hurts and challenges. All
are placed in God's hand for his caring and healing. We live our lives with a spirit of confidence
and an inner peace. God is in charge and
we trust Him. To know that you belong to
God, to know that you can trust in God, is truly a life-giving gift. Having God in our lives is the greatest gift
we can have. It is our salvation.
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, our church, our Holy Land, is
important to us because God is important to us. We come here to give thanks and
praise to God, our Father. We come to
deepen our relationship with God. We
come here as His children. We belong to God.
This is our spiritual home, our place of peace and renewal, our place of
comfort and forgiveness. This is our
Holy Land where today God meets his people and, with His loving care, leads them
on their way to their new Jerusalem.
Welcome to our church.