A Note from Fr. Derek

A Note from Fr. Derek

Welcome to Fr. Biro, SMA! It is a great pleasure to welcome Fr. Biro to our parish community for the summer. Fr. Biro is a native of the Central African Republic and is currently missioned with the Society of African Missions in Ghana. He was ordained just two years ago this past Monday. St. Bart’s has a long tradition of being associated with the SMA Fathers. I know Fr. Biro will find a very warm welcome here.

It is providential that, this weekend, we also have Sr. Virginia Mozo, MSSC visiting with us to speak about the missions in the Philippines. The arrival of both of these missionaries is a great reminder to all of us of the universality of the Church and the great needs that many of our brothers and sisters have throughout the world. This weekend we have the opportunity to assist the missions in general and the Columban Sisters in particular. Later this summer a special collection will be taken up to support Fr. Biro’s work.

Please take the time this weekend to get to know Sr. Virginia and this summer to get to know Fr. Biro.