Today’s first reading begins thus: “The Church throughout all Judea, Galilee, and Samaria was at peace.She was being built up and walked in the fear of the Lord, and with the consolation of the Holy Spirit she grew in numbers.” It must still be this way, and we must do our part to keep our parish, and the larger church, at peace and growing. Who will you bring into the Church next year? A baby? A brother? A parent? A neighbor?