Dear Parishioners and Visitors,
If we are to smell like the sheep as Pope Francis recommends, since that's what Jesus did in immersing Himself in the lives of the destitute, the tormented, including the self-righteous, we must risk exposure to the stench of our neighbors' infirmities, frailties, and transgressions. Inspired by the event of the cleansing of the 10 lepers, especially in the one leper who returned with a grateful heart, we dare neglect no one who carries with them an unpleasant fragrance.
In God's loving kindness,
-fr. Chris, O.P.