Second Sunday of Advent

December 4, 2016 Dear People of God, For most of us, Advent is just filler time until we get to Christmas.  But it is possible to allow Advent to make our hearts excited about the birth of the Savior, Jesus.  This year is different than last year; our families have...

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First Sunday of Advent

November 27, 2016 Dear People of God, We know that it is good to get away, to take a break from our everyday routine to keep things fresh in our hearts.  It is the same thing spiritually; we need to get away for a retreat, yearly at least.  The problem...

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Feast of Christ the King

November 20, 2016 Dear People of God, Today, the Feast of Christ the King, we move into Advent and preparation for Christmas.  This is a good time to visit Catholic Supply, or your favorite religious supply house, for some inspirational reading or even to buy a recording of spiritual music...

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33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

November 13, 2016 Dear People of God, Writing this to you today, Monday, the big event on all our minds is the general election we will have had on Tuesday, November 8th.   Certainly this is an important election, but I wish us to focus on the overarching situation.  For...

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32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

November 6, 2016 Dear People of God, It was good for us to honor all the  saints who have loved our Lord through the centuries as we did last Tuesday, November 1, and we pray for our loved ones who are on their way to Heaven after being purified in...

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31st Sunday in Ordinary Time

October 30, 2016 Dear People of God, We are remodeling the church bathroom; yes, the cramped one in the vestibule, thanks to a generous, anonymous donor.   The remodeler will move the four inch diameter cast iron pipe, which comes down the back wall, to the corner which will give...

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30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

October 23, 2016 Dear People of God, If you remember, one of the features of the Beyond Sunday campaign was that forty percent of the donations would return to the parish.  Well, we recently received a check for $1,200 which will help us maintain this beautiful parish.  More will come. ...

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29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

October 16, 2016 Dear People of God, We had a gardening party this last Saturday that prepared our grounds for next Spring.  Our motivation was to have some blooms ~ yellow daffodils, iris and other bulbs ~ performing for our Mass Mob Sunday March 19th.  In addition, we caught up...

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28th Sunday in Ordinary Time

October 9, 2016 Dear People of God, We were blessed on Sunday at the 8:00 am Mass to have Fr. James Mason with us.  I had heard wonderful things about him, and he gave us a beautiful homily.  Normally we will have Fr. Anstoetter, who is a gifted homilist as...

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27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

October 2, 2016 Dear People of God, We are so very fortunate to have Fr. Anstoetter celebrate the 8:00 am Sunday Mass most Sundays.  I have heard wonderful reports about his homilies and this last Sunday was no exception.  May God bless him in his seminary duties during the week,...

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