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Bulletin Letter April 3

+JMJ Dear Parishioners, First of all I would like to thank all of the parishioners who put so much work into our Holy Week liturgies: those who helped in any way with Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday, Good Friday Mass of the Pre-sanctified, Good Friday evening’s ecumenical Association

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Bulletin Letter March 27

+JMJ Dear Parishioners, Happy Easter! Since the passion and resurrection of our Lord Jesus is aimed at re-creating a new humanity in God’s image and likeness, it actually fits to use this column on Easter Sunday to recap for you our latest session of Theology of the

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Bulletin Letter March 20

+JMJ Dear Parishioners, Here are a number of items that I am thinking about these days for the parish: -A belated thanks to everybody who made the parish retreat work so well! I wasn’t able to be there for the entire thing, but I saw enough to

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Bulletin Letter March 13

+JMJ Dear Parishioners, On Sunday, February 28, we had our second session of Young Adult Theology of the Body. Once again there was a nice mix of married couples and singles. The format was the same: half an hour of adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, half an

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Bulletin Letter March 6

+JMJ Dear Parishioners, Here is another excerpt from Bishop Olmsted’s teaching on music in the Mass. (See his whole presentation at http://www.adoremus.org/0512SingingtheMass.html). This time he offers a short history of music, so that we can get a glimpse of where our music in the Mass started. It

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Bulletin Letter February 28

+JMJ Dear Parishioners, Here is another excerpt from Bishop Olmsted’s excellent series on sacred music in the liturgy. (Check out the entire series at: http://diocesephoenix.org/bishop-olmsted-columns) Here he notes the difference between “sacred music”, which is the music written to support all the proper prayer, antiphons and other

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Bulletin Letter February 21

+JMJ Dear Parishioners, In 2011 Bishop Thomas Olmsted of Pheonix wrote a series of four articles for his Diocese, explaining sacred music. (Check out the entire series at: http://diocesephoenix.org/bishop-olmsted-columns). It is an excellent series. Until my seminary days, I had never had any teaching on music in

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Bulletin Letter February 7

+JMJ Dear Parishioners, On Thursday, January 28, we had another finance council meeting. The following are some of the main points: -We reviewed the balance sheet, the profit and loss statement, as well as the payables report. Also, a couple council members quickly summarized their internal audit

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Bulletin Letter January 31

+JMJ Dear Parishioners, Last Sunday we had the first of eight sessions in our Theology of the Body Course at our Paulding campus. The evening was broken into four parts: adoration, food and fellowship, a video of Christopher West presenting Theology of the Body, and finally a

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Bulletin Letter January 24

+JMJ Dear Parishioners, On this weekend after the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, with the Pro-Life March on Washington, D.C. by tens of thousands of people protesting the scourge of legalized abortion in our country, it seems appropriate to address abortion in this bulletin letter. Here I

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