I prepared to assume the duties of Spiritual Director of our Development
Office, I reviewed with the staff some of the wonderful notes and
letters we received in the past from you, our dear friends and benefactors.
In doing so, I realized what a special ministry our mail apostolate
had become. People from all fifty states and several from
as far away as Malaysia and Singapore, wrote
very personally telling of a difficult situation they were facing
or asking our prayers for someone in immediate need of the healing
touch of God. Notes telling of their thanksgiving for answered
prayers allowed us to share in their joy. Some had been corresponding
with us for twenty years or more. I was truly humbled by their
loyalty and deep love for the Sacred Hearts. I hope that I
will be able to be of comfort and encouragement as I begin this
wonderful outreach. I pray too that you will always feel free
to write to me or call. I would be honored and happy to hear
from you. Be assured of my prayers for you and your intentions
and may the Sacred Hearts be my guide as I begin this new assignment.
May the peace and
love of Christ fill your hearts,
Father Bob McDade, M.SS.CC.