In 1985, our two parishes baptized 95 children. In 2021 we baptized only 9. That says a lot about the size of families but it also signals less people participating in the faith. And yet, when conducted during Mass, baptisms bring such joy and life to the parish. What will bring new energy to our community if there is no one to carry on in the future? Sometimes we get overly focused on the scarcity of priests and their age (Fr. Bob 72, me approaching 70). But look closer to home. Who are our servers, musicians and volunteers? The future is here.