Pastor’s Desk 12.27.15

…from the Pastor’s Desk: We are on the verge of another year.  Hard to believe that in a few days it will be 2016!  It also means that we have another Holy Day of Obligation this week – a very special feast day. Last Friday was Christmas, today is the feast of The Holy Family.

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Pastor’s Desk 12.13.15

…from the Pastor’s Desk: Happy Gaudete Sunday! Gaudete Sunday happens every year on the third Sunday of Advent, and the word ―Gaudete is the Latin word for ―rejoice. While most of the other readings for the season of Advent are written in a somber tone, the readings for today are meant to remind us of

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Pastor’s Desk 12.6.15

HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION: THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY …from the Pastor’s Desk: Tuesday, December 8th, is a day which Mother Church deems so important that it has the same weight of responsibility as does a Sunday. Meaning all Catholics are expected to attend Mass on this day as they would on

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Pastor’s Desk 11.29.15

…from the Pastor’s Desk: Setting the Stage for Our Advent Journey Today is the first day of the new Church year.  It is also the first day of Advent.  Advent is the 4 week period before Christmas when the Church celebrates the first coming of Christ and anticipates His second coming. One of the best

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Pastor’s Desk 11.22.15

…from the Pastor’s Desk: We celebrate Thanksgiving this Thursday. It‘s a favorite holiday as family and friends gather to eat turkey and pumpkin pie, and maybe watch some football. Inevitably on that day someone will ask, ―So – what are you thankful for? And the usual will be offered; Family, health, friends, parish, faith, job,

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Pastor’s Desk 11.15.15

…from the Pastor’s Desk: Sunday Evening Mass? After being a Pastor in five different parishes one thing I have certainly learned is to NOT change Mass times unless it is absolutely necessary. So – first off – even though there is talk about moving the Sunday Masses back to 8 and 10:30 – that is

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Pastor’s Desk 10.18.15

NEWS and Notes from the Pastor’s Desk -Children’s Place:  Although we have been using it many times already, it is far from finished. I am still researching getting the right play set for our needs.  It is a lot more complicated than I had ever imagined. I hope to order one this week. We are also

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Pastor’s Desk 10.4.15

…from the Pastor’s Desk: This Sunday the readings invite us to consider marriage and the relationship between a man and a woman in marriage. Just a few years back that would not be even considered remotely controversial. Today, such a topic has so many challenges because; let’s face it, modern culture has changed the perception

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Pastor’s Desk 9.13.15

…..from the Pastor’s Desk:  Part-time Christian? Since Pope Francis became Pope in 2013, many people have been following him on Twitter and regularly read his sermons. He really challenges us to become a better people and not to be part-time Christians, by encouraging us to put our faith into action. Today’s second reading from the

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Pastor’s Desk 8.01.15

… a View from the ‘Pew’… (Observations and Comments from fellow parishioners) Dear Parents, guardians and family members!   How quickly the summer has gone by and school is just around the corner.  You might have noticed in a recent bulletin that Religious Education classes for 1-6th grade are set to Mid- September. As both a

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