Views from the Pews: How do you hope to grow closer to Jesus?

In “Views from the Pews,” we catch up with parishioners across the diocese and ask them a faith based question. This week, we asked our social media followers the question: “How will you improve your relationship with Jesus in 2021?” Below are a few of our favorite responses.

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“I believe that in order to be closer to Jesus I need to know Him better. I received The Word on Fire Bible: The Gospels for Christmas. It seems like the perfect way to get to know Jesus better: through understanding the Gospels.”

Susan Petri Sanker, pictured with her husband Tim, is a parishioner at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish in Ross/Perrysville/West View/Observatory Hill..

“I plan to spend more time with the Scriptures. Last year, I tried to complete a year-long Bible reading plan. I failed, but still plan to finish it. This year I plan to spend time with the Scriptures through the Bible in a Year podcast. I feel like the more we learn about God’s Word the closer we come to Him.”

Lisa Genton, pictured with her daughter Erin Marie (a 6th grader at Divine Mercy Academy), is a parishioner at Christ the Divine Shepherd Parish in Monroeville/Penn Hills/Pitcairn.

“I’m planning on attending Eucharistic adoration weekly.”

Nick Bileck is a member of St. Matthew Parish in in Etna/Reserve/Glenshaw/Millvale.