To the People of Holy Martyrs

To the People of Holy Martyrs Parish:

The joys and hopes, the griefs and the anxieties of the people of this age, especially those who are poor or in any way afflicted, these are the joys and hopes, the griefs and anxieties of the followers of Christ. (See Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World, Gaudium et Spes, 1965, (http;//

As a Catholic Church, we experience this in the unfolding of personal, family and communal life. We seek God’s grace through prayer, sacraments, sacramentals, devotions/piety and acts of charity.

Today, Archbishop Perez has given me a new opportunity with a new ministry and appointed me Parochial Administrator here while continuing as Pastor of St. Genevieve. This appointment comes after a process of prayer and discernment. For all involved this double ministry brings more questions than answers.

As we prepare to celebrate Holy Week, I ask three things of you:

  • Prayer
  • Patience
  • An openness to God’s plan at work in our lives.

Together, we will continue to do God’s work, as God desires, in God’s time and with God’s help.

Be assured of my continued prayers and support.

God bless,

(Reverend) Carl F. Janicki