Pastor’s Desk Veterans Day

…..from your Pastors’ Desk… Veteran’s day is actually today, November 11th. The Holiday is celebrated this year on November 12th, since November 11th is a Sunday. But for continuity purposes, this writing says ‘Today’, the actual day.   Today is not Memorial day – Not a day to pray for those who died under arms.

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Pastor’s Desk 11.4.18

…..from your Pastors’ Desk… I love the fall. And as I quietly contemplate on what I might write, I watch dappled sunlight shifting through trees stirred by a warm, soft and gentle breeze. Leaves that are already on the cusp of turning into beautiful and stunning shades of gold and brown as winter awaits. It reminds me

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Pastor’s Desk 10.28.18

…..from your Pastors’ Desk… In today’s gospel Blind Bartimaeus asks for sight. He is indeed given that, but also an even greater gift; Insight, and becomes a follower. We have been told that God hears and answers every plea. Sometimes the answer is ‘yes’, sometimes, ‘not right now’, sometimes even – ‘no’. What have you asked of

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Faith Formation Update 10.28.18

Faith Formation Grades 1-6 In today’s Gospel (Mark 10:46-52closeMark 10:46-52 Jesus Heals Blind Bartimaeus 46 And they came to Jericho. And as he was leaving Jericho with his disciples and a great crowd, Bartimaeus, a blind beggar, the son of Timaeus, was sitting by the roadside. 47 And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth,

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Pastor’s Desk “Archbishop Oscar Romero”

…..from your Pastors’ Desk… Last week at the masses I mentioned that we have some new saints including Pope Paul the VI and Archbishop Oscar Romero. A few folks asked me who he was, and considering he was murdered 38 years ago, many of you were not born yet, or were in grade school. Here is a article

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Pastor’s Desk 09.28.18

…..from your Pastors’ 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

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Pastor’s Desk 9.15.18

…..from the Pastor’s Desk: “Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me.” To understand today’s Gospel we must look back to a time in our lives when, in retrospect, we see that something, or someone we wanted, and didn’t get – turned out to be the very best in the

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Pastor’s Desk 9.1.18

…..from the Pastor’s Desk: Last Tuesday night [August 28th] we had our first open forum meeting about the crises in which we find ourselves. Among the many things people spoke of or asked about were what are we doing here for our children? We addressed this, but I feel that the whole parish community needs to know what we provide. I’ve

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Pastor’s Desk 8.12.18

…..from the Pastor’s Desk: The Assumption of The Blessed Virgin Mary; Wednesday, August 15 “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb” – Luke 1:42closeLuke 1:42 42 and she exclaimed with a loud cry, “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb! (ESV) closeLuke 1:42closeLuke 1:42 42 and she

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Pastor’s Desk 8.5.18

…..from the Pastor’s Desk: Where is Father Ron and who is that guy? Hello People of God! As you read this I will hopefully be laying on the beach or swimming in the ocean, restoring mind, body and spirit. In Maui. My good friend from the seminary [now recently a retired priest from the diocese

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