A quote to ponder from Fr. Cink's homily on February 9:
In his inaugural address, Nelson Mandela, president of South Africa from 1994 to 1999, suggests that false humility hurts us just as much as false pride. His words:
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light not our darkness that frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn’t serve the world. There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are born to manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us. It’s in everyone, and, as we let our light shine, we consciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
About the Parish:
On July 23, 2018, the first mass was held in the newest parish in the Archdiocese of Mobile, Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos, with Fr. James Cink serving as the pastor.
Even without a permanent structure, the parish is already home to over 300 families and is growing weekly.
The Archdiocese of Mobile donated +/-26 Acres of land for use off of Highway 31 in Spanish Fort, AL. The first phase of construction is slated to begin in 2020, and the wheels are really beginning to roll on the project.
Until construction is complete, the community gathers for Sunday Masses at the Prodisee Pantry (9315 Spanish Fort Blvd, Spanish Fort, AL 36527).
All are welcome!