16th Sunday in Ordinary Time

July 17, 2016 Dear People of God, Since last Sunday and my talk about violence, have you heard any public person propose a practical solution to our national violence and racial difficulties?  There is no solution in “the world.”  All peace comes from God; it makes sense to ask God...

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15th Sunday in Ordinary Time

July 10, 2016 Dear People of God, We are in Summer and we have the opportunity to visit Jesus face to face during Eucharistic Adoration at 6:30 pm Thursdays.   For another six weeks or so, we can visit with Jesus and return home, all in daylight.  Your prayers will...

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14th Sunday in Ordinary Time

July 3, 2016 Dear People of God, After a recent finance committee meeting, Father John-Paul asked the committee to put together an update on some recent repairs we have encountered.  One of the many HVAC registers located in the church was emitting a whining noise.  Each register has two “squirrel cages” attached...

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12th Sunday in Ordinary Time

June 19, 2016 Dear People of God, We have several couples preparing for marriage at St. Luke. Please keep them in your prayers as they arrive at their wedding dates. We are growing our young adults group, and we know each other better.  We had ten to twelve last Sunday,...

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11th Sunday in Ordinary Time

June 12, 2016 Dear People of God, For this Summer, we have Chris Baer teaching us a series of lessons based on Holy Scripture that he augments with encyclicals and other church documents to provide us some clarity on how to love and follow Jesus in this time of contradictory...

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Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

TO BE HOLY The unexpected detours and challenges to our preconceived plans only create a greater opportunity to grow in holiness. As a result of these detours and challenges we might be called to patience, humility, mercy, forgiveness, kindness, courage, wisdom, and surrender to God’s will ~ all of which...

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Corpus Christi

May 29, 2016 Dear People of God, Oh, this beautiful Spring weather!  Were not the flowering trees, the redbuds, flowering cherries, and the others so beautiful?  The tulips and other bulbs are finished, but I have planted daisies, nasturtiums and daylilies around the church grounds; which, if they grow fast...

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The Most Holy Trinity

May 22, 2016 Dear People of God, We have a warm and friendly Women’s Guild at St. Luke, and the members would like to meet you.   We have new people at Mass each week and I would like to encourage the women to drop by the St. Joseph Room...

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Pentecost Sunday

May 15, 2016 Dear People of God, We had an organizational meeting of young adults in our parish last Monday evening.  Read this column next week for the results.  I write this column before the meeting takes place. Thank you to our organizers of the Mary procession and crowning!  We...

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The Ascension of the Lord

May 8, 2016 Dear People of God, We had a good, busy Sunday last weekend.  Two couples approached me to begin marriage preparation.   Both couples got the “Fr. John-Paul twenty-five cent talk about ‘showing up’ for Mass.”  Yes it is a serious requirement from God contained in the Ten...

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