It appears that our parishes are ready to take an important step towards unity. At the beginning of the coming year, our three separate parish pastoral councils will begin the important process of forming a single pastoral council for the cluster. Our parishes will maintain their own financ-es, and of course, their own finance councils. However, the pastoral concerns of each parish are increasingly the concerns of all our churches, and the key question is: how can we join forces and work together for the benefit of all? Increasingly, the strength of each parish is dependent on the success of our cluster. Let us pray and work for unity!