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Bulletin Letter March 5

+JMJ Dear Parishioners, On February 21st, we had another pastoral council meeting. Here is a summary of the items that were discussed: -We were contacted to consider hosting English Language Classes by Four County for the Hispanic farm workers who are now our parishioners. Eventually we agreed

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Bulletin Letter February 26

+JMJ Dear Parishioners, As I indicated in a bulletin letter quite a while ago, this Tuesday I will be flying to Memphis, TN to direct a retreat for about 25 sisters from that region who belong to St. (Mother) Teresa of Calcutta’s religious order, the Missionaries of

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Bulletin Letter February 19

+JMJ Dear Parishioners, It’s once again time for our Bishop’s Annual Catholic Appeal. This year’s theme is “Building His Church, Fulfilling His Mission”. Very soon you should be getting in the mail a letter from the Bishop, introducing you to this year’s Appeal. Every year our parish

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Bulletin Letter February 12

+JMJ Dear Parishioners, I hope you have seen for the past few months the names of the children who get baptized in our parish. It’s a great sign of life in our parish. Please send up a prayer for the child and the family each time you

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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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