…..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
…..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
…..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
…..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
…..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
…..from the Pastor’s Desk: Table for 5000, please “So they collected them, and filled 12 wicker baskets with fragments from the five barley loaves that had been more than they could eat.” – John 6:1-15closeJohn 6:1-15 Jesus Feeds the Five Thousand 6:1 After this Jesus went away to the other side of the Sea of Galilee, which is the
…..from the Pastor’s Desk: Sacred Silence… How do you prioritize your time? For those of us in the working world, we have a schedule set for us for a good part of the day. For those of us raising families, the responsibilities therein and subsequent time allowances are predetermined. For those of us doing both…YIKES!
…..from the Pastor’s Desk: Healing and Reconciliation When people ask a priest to pray for them, or for God’s blessing, it may be so that they may regain peace of mind in coping with an illness or with tensions in the family. But sometimes it’s hoping that some conflict in their lives will be resolved.
…..from the Pastor’s Desk: First off- I am so happy this is not a ‘Farewell’ ‘Pastors Desk’ column. As I said last Sunday, the priests’ new assignments came out last week, and I am NOT one of them. My first day here [this time around] was July 11, 2014. From my perspective, standing in front of you, I get
Solemnity of the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist …..from the Pastor’s Desk: John and the Summer Solstice In all of Christendom, only three people get their birthdays celebrated worldwide: Jesus,- December 25th, Mary- September 8th and John the Baptist – June 24th. Immediately we should recognize that this solemnity is very important for the