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Bulletin Letter August 16

Dear Parishioners,                                                                                                                                           +JMJ Another letter here with various bits and pieces for our life together: -I wish the very best of God’s blessings for our college students as they leave for another academic year. I hope you know you can call back to the parish office to

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Bulletin Letter August 9

Dear Parishioners,                                                                                                                                                                           +JMJ For this bulletin letter, I will give you another excerpt from my Baltimore Thomistic conference on “Becoming a Better Confessor”. The keynote address of the whole conference was given the first night by Father Romano Caesarius, O.P. Father Caesarius is another one of those

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Bulletin Letter August 2 2015

Dear Parishioners,                                                                                                                                                                        +JMJ Since my arrival at the parish, I have fielded complaints and questions regarding the placement of the tabernacle at our Payne campus. I think it is obvious to anyone attending Mass at that campus that ministers sometime stumble around each other bringing the Eucharist

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Bulletin Letter July 26

Dear Parishioners,                                                                                                                                                                        +JMJ Driving to Baltimore and back for the Thomistic conference on the Sacrament of Penance, I listened to hours of Catholic talk radio, mostly by means of podcasts that I downloaded onto my smartphone. I felt like I got a whole education on current events

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Bulletin Letter July 19

Dear Parishioners,                                                                                                                                                                        +JMJ I am writing this letter from my hotel room at the end of the first day of my conference in Baltimore: “Becoming a Better Confessor: Using the Virtues and Vices (of St. Thomas Aquinas) in the Confessional”. The conference – after only one day,

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Bulletin Letter July 12

Dear Parishioners,                                                                                                                                                                         +JMJ There are a couple changes you should know about regarding the Payne campus school Mass schedule every Friday this upcoming academic year. Because the school district is starting school 15 minutes later each day, we will have to start our school Mass at the

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Bulletin Letter July 5

Dear Parishioners,                                                                                                                                                                        +JMJ This past week I was asked to translate an address of Cardinal Sarah, head of the Congregation for Liturgy and Sacraments in Rome. (The translation was for somebody in the Diocese.). I thought I would share with you a bit of the fruit of

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Bulletin Letter June 28

Dear Parishioners,                                                                                                                                                                                  +JMJ Before treating our YDisciple program and the Payne rectory situation, I would like to announce that we have hired somebody to replace Heather Miller, our Administrative Assistant. I am happy to welcome Kris Stallkamp to our parish staff. Kris – whom many of you

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Bulletin Letter June 21 2015

Dear Parishioners,                                                                                                                                                                              +JMJ You might have noticed that at some of our weekday and weekend Masses in these last couple of weeks, the deacons have been purifying vessels at the side table, called the “credence table”. This is because the deacons recently went to a liturgical workshop

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Bulletin Letter June 14

Dear Parishioners,                                                                                                                                                                     +JMJ Ever heard of a bishop’s munera? Well, that’s plural for munus; and munus is Latin for “function or duty”. So we say, “A bishop has a three-fold munera: that of prophet, priest and king.” The bishop has duties like those of a prophet, like

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