Family is “the basic community of believers, bound in love to one another. The family is the arena in which the drama of redemption is played out. The dying and rising with Christ is most clearly manifested. Here, the cycle of sin, hurt, reconciliation, and healing is lived out over and over again. In family life is found the church of the home: where each day ‘two or three are gathered’ in the Lord’s name; where the hungry are fed, where the thirsty are given drink; where the sick are comforted. It is in the family that the Lord’s injunction to forgive, ‘seventy times seven’’ is lived out in the daily reconciliation of husband, wife, parent, child, grandparent, brothers, sisters, extended kin.
At St. Zachary Parish, we feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, comfort the sick, forgive one another, and live out Christ’s love for us. Each of us is called to give and receive in the building up of the community. In the receiving, we are enriched. In the giving, as Pope Francis points out, we find joy. We invite you to experience the joy that is present in St. Zachary Parish. You are invited, welcomed, accepted, loved, and respected at St. Zachary Parish!