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Faith First Event Draws Parallels Between Football and Faith

A multi-generational event, February's Faith First featured games, food, faith and fun for the whole family!

Parishioners of all ages gathered to learn and discuss how the game of football provides strategies for growing in our faith.  Using the characteristics of the offensive line players, the group discussed the key players in our faith including the Trinity, Mass, Life-Long Faith Formation, Ministry & Parish Involvement & Prayer.  Our guest speaker was A.J. Rechenmacher, a sophomore at UNC and a member of the varsity wrestling team.  His inspirational message gave insight into how, as a Catholic athlete, he is called to use his gifts and talent not to be the best, but to glorify God and do his best.  As a student athlete, he is constantly reminded that he is Catholic first, a student second & an athlete third.  A memorable quote that A.J. recalled, as inspiration from one of his high school coaches, was “seek perfection; settle for excellence.”  As Catholics, we are called to seek Christ at all times and in all things—for He is perfect! 

TYM won the “team challenge” against JYM to earn a pizza party later this faith development year.  Sonny Roaquin was the winner for the tickets to the Carolina Hurricanes Faith & Family Night!   A special thank you to members of Holy Infant Golf Association (Joe Devlin, Joan Novak, Kim Bauer & Ron Provost) for volunteering their time to for set-up/clean-up & as table coaches.  Thank you to Elizabeth Hicks, Hospitality Committee chair, for coordinating refreshments.