Weekly Message from Our Pastor – 11/4/2018

Dear Parishioners, We have some interesting celebrations coming up after All Saints’ and All Souls’ Days. One is called “The Dedication of the Basilica of St. John Lateran.” Why do we celebrate the dedication of a church building—what is so important about that? St. John Lateran was the first legal...

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Weekly Message from Our Pastor – 10/28/2018

Dear Parishioners, Last week I wrote about the Catholic origins of our Halloween traditions. This week we need to look at the two days that follow Halloween: they are All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day. What is the true significance of all three? Many may remember learning in their...

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Weekly Message from Our Pastor – 10/14/2018

Dear Parishioners, This weekend we celebrate the anniversary of the Final Apparition of Our Lady of Fatima to the three children of Fatima and the amazing miracle known as, “The Day the Sun Danced.” or the “Miracle of the Sun”. What happened at Fatima, Portugal 101 years ago? Many of...

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Weekly Message from Our Pastor – 10/7/2018

Dear Parishioners, Many of you have probably noticed the different way that we are presenting the giving to the Parish in the bulletin. The top line says “Weekly Budget—Total Needed” that number is our operating expense for the week. If we give at or over that amount in the offertory...

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Weekly Message from Our Pastor – 9/30/2018

Dear Parishioners, I know that some of you did not go into formed.org to watch the “Lectio Divina” series, but don’t mislead yourselves in thinking that if I haven’t done the “Lectio Divina” study then I am exempt from tithing. We are all called to tithe regardless of our ability...

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Weekly Message from Our Pastor – 9/23/2018

Dear Parishioners, We have finished going through the course on “Lectio Divina”; I hope that you have all profited from it and are building solid habits of daily mental prayer using what we have learned. In some of my earlier articles I spoke about how our tithing is one way...

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Weekly Message from Our Pastor – 9/16/2018

Dear Parishioners, This week we will look at the last step of “Lectio Divina” which is not actually a rung on St. Guigo’s Ladder, but a step Dr. Grey adds to really make our experience full. The last part he calls in Latin, “Resolutio”, which many of you have most...

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Weekly Message from Our Pastor – 9/9/2018

Dear Parishioners, I would like to start by thanking all of you for your generosity. Our tithing is improving and I hope as you go through the course on Lectio Divina, your love for the Lord is deepening. If anyone doesn’t remember how to access it; go to “formed.org” and...

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Weekly Message from Our Pastor – 9/2/2018

Dear Parishioners, We have been looking at our tithing these last few weeks. To sum it all up, we need to remember that it is God’s Will that we tithe. We have hopefully done some Lectio Divina with the passages that I have pointed out, and there encountered Our Lord...

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