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Bulletin Letter September 13

Dear Parishioners,                                                                                                                                     +JMJ My primary purpose with this letter is to put out a call for more altar boys. The beginning of the academic year, with everybody returned from summer break, is a pretty common time to add to the ranks of servers. Before going further with

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Bulletin Letter September 6

Dear Parishioners,                                                                                                                                     +JMJ We had our second Divine Mercy High School Core Team meeting a week-and-a-half ago. The Core High School Events this semester (which supplement, i.e., are in addition to, the three YDisciple small group meetings happening each month in parishioner homes) will be: -A hayride,

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Bulletin Letter August 30

Dear Parishioners,                                                                                                                                     +JMJ A pastor of a parish is required at least once a year to make a financial disclosure to the parish. For the last couple of parishes that I pastored, this disclosure was most easily made by publishing in the bulletin the fiscal end-of-year balance

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Bulletin Letter August 23

Dear Parishioners,                                                                                          

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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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