We all know the parable of the mustard seed, which is found in Matthew 13:32. It is the smallest of seeds. When planted, it grows and becomes the largest of all garden plants.
Our mission is to bring Godâs love to the world â and to ful ll this mission, we must grow.
Like the mustard seed, we too grow in our faith. When we come together as a community in Christ, the power of our faith grows even stronger. When we come together, as our Lord promised, He is with us. As the Apostle Paul wrote to the Romans, âIf God is for us, who is against us?â
Prince of Peace, once small in numbers, has grown. Our parish is about to begin a multi-year e ort as we look to develop our campus to allow our ministries to thrive. As your Pastor, I invite you to come on this journey of faith.
Our journey begins today with this campaign â appropriately called Like the Mustard Seed. This first phase calls for creating the Msgr. Patrick Cronin Parish Life Center, which will open the way for our ministries to sprout and mature.
This e ort is too great to be carried by just a few. I pray that everyone at Prince of Peace join in by supporting this campaign. Just as we have been blessed, it is important that we share those blessings.
Imagine the day when we come together to thank God for the many blessings He has bestowed on our parish and to dedicate the Msgr. Patrick Cronin Parish Life Center. The center will serve as a testimony to what we, as a Parish Family, can accomplish.
Your brother and servant in the priesthood of Jesus Christ,
Fr. Rodolfo Caballero
Just as I was truly blessed to serve as your pastor for over 20 years, I am grateful â and humbled â that Prince of Peaceâs new Parish Life Center will be named in my honor.
We at Prince of Peace have a special mission: We are a community united in faith, bringing Godâs love to the world. This parish center will help us do just that.
To fulfill our mission, we must keep pace with our growth as a parish. We began with 50 families in 1980 and worshipped in Carlos Coon Elementary School. Now, 38 years later, Prince of Peace has grown to about 5,000 families. Our many ministries need more space. We need additional classrooms and meeting rooms.
I am also excited to be a part of this campaign, appropriately called Like a Mustard Seed. We learn in Colossians 2:6-7 that we are to âwalk in Him, having been Â rmly rooted and now being built up in Him and established in your faith, just as you were instructed, and over owing with gratitude.â
While this building will someday bear my name, this honor is not mine. All glory be to Christ.
Msgr. Patrick Cronin