St. Patrick Parish welcomes election of Pope Francis

March 20, 2013 at 11:55 am in Hudson Star-Observer

“I think overall there is just tremendous excitement and enthusiasm for the person who was selected and for the name he chose,” said Father John Gerritts, senior pastor of the parish. “I think he is going to emphasize in a very vibrant way the church’s call to reach out and serve the poor, to evangelize, to be a missionary church, to be a church that lives what it preaches.” Continue Reading