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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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Bulletin Letter November 27

+JMJ Dear Parishioners, This past week in our preparation for Marian consecration we focused on the approach of Mother Teresa of Calcutta, recently canonized “Saint Teresa of Calcutta”. Although Mother Teresa did not produce a lengthy theological discourse on the role of Mary for the believer, she

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Bulletin Letter November 20

+JMJ Dear Parishioners, This past week week – our second week of preparation for the Marian consecration that will happen at the feastday Masses of the Immaculate Conception, December 7-8 – focussed on the Marian theology St. Maximilian Kolbe. Although I personally first used the approach of

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Bulletin Letter November 13

+JMJ Dear Parishioners, This past week we began preparation for the Marian consecration that will happen at the feastday Masses of the Immaculate Conception, December 7-8. We are using the program entitled 33 Days to Morning Glory, by Fr. Michael Gaitley. The introduction to the program explains

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Bulletin Letter November 6

+JMJ Dear Parishioners, This past week I got a call from Alan Badia of the Parish Life Department of the Diocese. He wanted to know if I would be willing to bring a small team of staff and parish leaders to the Amazing Parish Conference in Atlanta

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Bulletin Letter October 30 2016

+JMJ Dear Parishioners, Here are a number of items I’m thinking of right now for our parish: The closing of our Holy Door will be Saturday, November 19 at the 6 PM Mass. This date is a bit different than what we had planned all along, because

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Bulletin Letter October 23

+JMJ Dear Parishioners, Ever since my arrival here at the parish over two years ago, I have tried to reach out to the Hispanic community in Paulding County. A number of parishioners have been helpful in this, but especially Xari and Mel Martinez. Xari and Mel having

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