I have to admit that I find it a little funny that today’s column fell to the Latina in our office.
But I think the luck of the Irish struck because this forum provides me the opportunity to introduce myself as one of the three reporters who will now be covering parishes and schools located in Monroe County.
After we bid a sad farewell last month to Staff Writer Amy Kotlarz, who has moved on to an exciting opportunity at the Finger Lakes Health Systems Agency, our editors decided to redesign our coverage areas.
So, in addition to continuing my work with El Mensajero Católico, I will now be writing stories about parish life in Rochester, Gates, Brockport, Irondequoit and Brighton. Fellow reporters Mike Latona and Jennifer Burke will be covering towns on the west side and east side, respectively.
I did not expect this change, but I am looking forward to getting to know more people doing good work in our diocese and sharing their stories as well as delving into issues relevant to our diocese.
This work continues to offer one surprise after another, including life-changing experiences that have helped me grow professionally and spiritually.
But none of this work would be possible without the guidance of the Holy Spirit, who continues to lead me on a path of knowledge and faith. And I am truly blessed and grateful.
So on this Happy St. Patrick’s Day:
"May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again,
may God hold you in the palm of His hand."