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Bulletin Letter February 5

+JMJ Dear Parishioners, As part of my homily preparation, I sometimes look at how the Saints and Fathers have meditated on our Scripture passages. (Then of course I do plenty of praying with the Scriptures, and I use the modern tools of biblical study.) Because the Saints

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Bulletin Letter January 29

+JMJ Dear Parishioners, On Thursday, January 19, we had another finance council meeting. The following are some highlights. = We reviewed the monthly balance sheet, profit and loss report, accounts payable report. = One of the councilmembers gave a report from his internal audit (using standard diocesan

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Bulletin Letter January 22

+JMJ Dear Parishioners, Last week I used the homily time to take us through what I know was quite a swift tutorial on our new pew missal. Here is a little bit more along those same lines, explaining where to set the ribbons at the beginning of

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Bulletin Letter January 15

+JMJ Dear Parishioners, First, congratulations and thanks to the Knights of Columbus and all the other family members and parishioners who helped with the Special Olympics basketball tournament last Saturday. I saw a lot of life there when I stopped by. It’s inspiring, and a source of

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Bulletin Letter January 8

Dear Parishioners, +JMJ First of all I would like to thank all those who made our Christmas season Masses so beautiful: the decorators, the cantors and musicians, the servers, ushers, lectors and all others who served in any way. Of course, the main and most beautiful service

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Bulletin Letter January 1

+JMJ Dear Parishioners, I received a letter on December 13th from Bishop Daniel Thomas regarding the death penalty in Ohio. Here is an excerpt: In January of 2015, the State of Ohio announced a moratorium would be placed on the use of the death penalty due to

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Bulletin Letter December 25

+JMJ Dear Parishioners, We will continue to observe how the new pew missals and hymnals are working. Soon after they arrived I heard that we need more ribbons for the missals, in order to set them at the beginning of Mass and not have to search through

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Bulletin Letter December 18

+JMJ Dear Parishioners, It was so inspiring and comforting for me as a pastor to hear so many people say the prayer of consecration to the Blessed Virgin Mary at the Masses for the Immaculate Conception. A pastor cannot think of a greater security for any one

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Bulletin Letter December 11

+JMJ Dear Parishioners, This past summer a new revised Order of Celebrating Matrimony was published in the United States. The translation was improved, much the same way the translation of the Roman Missal (the book we use for celebrating all of our Masses) was improved for us

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Bulletin Letter December 4 2016

+JMJ Dear Parishioners, On November 15 we had another finance committee meeting. Because I wanted to cover in my bulletin letters the first three weeks of our Marian consecration, the finance committee highlights did not get published right away. Here they are now: -We reviewed the monthly

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