This week I hand over the pen to Nathaniel; you will find his picture below. Nathaniel will be graduating from our parish school of St. Martin’s this June and going on to high school. Nathaniel faithfully serves Mass here every Sunday. I can always count on him.
This past Sunday I joined Nathaniel and his family at the Cathedral of St. Agnes for Mass with our Bishop Barres. Nathaniel won the “Respect Life” contest sponsored for the school children throughout the diocese. There were different categories: art, poetry, music, photography, and the winning essay you find below written by our Nathaniel. I am very proud of him, and all those young people who participated in the contest; they were an incredible inspiration to me and to many others.
And so, I give you over to Nathaniel and his winning essay: