Pastor’s Desk 1.5.20

……from your Pastor’s Desk Three Magi, Three Gifts for the Child-King If I asked you to think of the three worst things you ever did in your life, even if you didn’t want to admit them, you could come up with them pretty quickly, certainly one of them, instantly. Now, if I asked you to

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Pastor’s Desk 12.29.19

……from your Pastor’s Desk We are on the verge of another year. Hard to believe that Wednesday will be 2020! It also means that we have another Holy Day to celebrate! A very special feast day. Last Wednesday was Christmas, today is the feast of The Holy Family. Wednesday we celebrate: ‘Mary, The Holy Mother

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Pastor’s Desk 12.22.19

……from your Pastor’s Desk Dearest Friends, With deep joy and gratitude, I extend to you my prayerful best wishes for a holy and blessed Christmas. During this Advent Season, it has been my prayer that each of you would find opportunities to reflect on your own faith and relationship with the Lord Jesus and His

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Pastor’s Desk 11.24.19

……from your Pastor’s Desk A View from the Pew So the 1st year confirmation candidates had forgotten to bring snacks for our weekly class. Luckily I remembered Fr. Ron’s idea of handing out Hawaiian bread to all the children who haven’t received communion yet, so I brought the bread and we had our own version

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Pastor’s Desk 9.29.19

……from your Pastor’s Desk St. Francis and the Blessing of Animals As many of you already know, years ago Franciscans served in our Diocese. At one time they covered all of Lake County. And, as some of you also know, I too have a Franciscan background. There is evidence of our Franciscan roots throughout the

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Pastor’s Desk 7.21.19

……from your Pastor’s Desk DON’T BE ANXIOUS In the prayers we used to use for Mass until a few years back – we prayed each day that we would be “Protected from all Anxiety”. Quite a task. Truly a request only God could answer. Much more than ‘Don’t Worry – Be Happy’ [I must admit

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Pastor’s Desk 6.29.19

Nobody Sunday? For the last 16 Weekends every Sunday has had a title from ‘The First Sunday of Lent’ on February 22nd up until last week’s feast of ‘The Body and Blood of Christ’. So when I first looked at the readings for today – I saw it was just ‘The 13closeERROR: The IP key

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Pastor’s Desk 6.16.19

……from your Pastor’s Desk Beyond Human Reasoning The Holy Trinity, today’s feast, is quite beyond human reasoning. “Two is company, three is a crowd” is a popular expression, but the New Testament would have it otherwise.There, the figure three symbolizes completeness and perfect symmetry. The figure three appears at all the key moments of the

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Faith Formation Update 4.7.19

Faith Formation Grades 1-6 We are on our last two weeks of classes! Please make sure your child takes their books home on May 5th and 8th. Our final gathering for both Wednesday and Sunday classes will be a “ Growing in the Spirit; A Family Celebration” May 19th from 9 -10 AM. There will

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Pastor’s Desk 4.7.19

…..from your Pastor’s Desk: “Spring Cleaning” March 20th was the first day of spring, although with all the rain and cold weather, you may not have noticed. Traditionally, spring is a time to throw open the windows and clean out all we have stored and accumulated over these many cold and wet months. We easily

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