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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Sixth Sunday of Easter

May 1, 2016 Dear People of God, We are grateful to our parishioners who served us this Sunday after the 10:00 am Mass to a delicious breakfast.  Men’s Guild, and everyone who helped them, thank you!  If you read this after the 5:00 pm Mass, you might want to come...

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Fifth Sunday of Easter

April 24, 2016 Dear People of God, Tomas Luis de Victoria, Hans Leo Hassler, Sergei Rachmaninoff, and Alice Parker were among the composers of the beautiful music we heard sung to us last Sunday at 2:00 pm.  Matt Walker, the conductor, led about forty secondary singers from Xavier High School,...

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Fourth Sunday of Easter

April 17, 2016 Dear People of God, Congratulations to Keith Watson as well as his parents and relatives.  Keith is making his First Holy Communion at our 10:00 am Mass this weekend. Keith has been faithfully meeting with Ann Deer and Charlene Talir, Sundays after 10:00 am Mass for the...

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Is God Calling You?

IS GOD CALLING YOU? Some people have a job in the Church and others are invited into a ministry. What is the difference? If you are doing it just because no one else will, it’s a job.  If you are doing it to serve the Lord, it’s a ministry. If you...

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Third Sunday of Easter

April 10, 2016 Dear People of God, Thank you everyone who worked so hard to make our Easter so beautiful; the flowers, music, prayers smiles, and thank you everyone for your donations too.  It all helps.  We honored well Our Lord’s passion, death and resurrection.  Especially as our world gets...

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Easter Sunday

March 27, 2016 Dear People of God, “Christ is Risen! Indeed He is risen!”  These are the joyful words of Easter greeting our spiritual ancestors gave to each other in the first centuries.  With Jesus’ resurrection, everything changed.  The ancient fear of death changed to joy of sharing Jesus’ jubilant,...

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