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Bulletin Letter October 16

+JMJ Dear Parishioners, I sometimes wonder if parishioners realize how much good stuff a pastor gets to do and witness in a given week. Here’s a partial list of great things that made up my past week: -Of course first on the list is the fact that

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Bulletin Letter October 9

+JMJ Dear Parishioners, On Thursday, September 29, we had our first finance council meeting of the new academic year. Below are the highlights: -We reviewed the fact that the finance council is a consultative body for the pastor, and we explained that we are trying to get

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Bulletin Letter October 2 2016

+JMJ Dear Parishioners, In August Bishop Thomas wrote a letter to all pastors saying that he had accepted an invitation from the World Apostolate of Fatima (a.k.a. “The Blue Army”) to receive the Immaculate Heart of Our Lady of Fatima Statue that is traveling the USA for

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Bulletin Letter September 25 2016

+JMJ Dear Parishioners, This past week Deacon Joe Malenfont and Alan Badia of the Parish Life and Evangelization Department of the Diocese attended our deanery meeting. They spoke to us of a program called “Alpha”. Here is a description of Alpha from the promotional materials: Alpha is

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Bulletin Letter September 18

+JMJ Dear Parishioners, Perhaps by now many of you have heard that Darlene Herber accepted the position as front office assistant. She is already doing a fine job, and I am grateful for her willingness to join us. Many thanks to all those who worked to make

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Bulletin Letter September 11

+JMJ Dear Parishioners, Here’s another hodgepodge of items to comprise my weekly letter: -The Divine Mercy School year seems to have started out very well. Our new principal, Mr. Joe Linder, is doing a great job. One of his first challenges was dealing with a power outage

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Bulletin Letter September 4

+JMJ Dear Parishioners, This past week we had our eighth and final session of Young Adult Theology of the Body. The talk was entitled, “The Language of Sexual Love”. Here are questions and answers that summarize the main content of the talk: –What is the one question

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Bulletin Letter August 28

+JMJ Dear Parishioners, I still have notes from some of the talks given at the workshop on the Sacrament of Confession last summer in Baltimore by Dominicans from the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, DC. The following are the main points from a talk given by

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Bulletin Letter August 21

+JMJ Dear Parishioners, First of all, let me say – now that our seminarian Peter Grodi has returned home to spend some time with family and then to the seminary – that I am so grateful for the role that so many of you played in his

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Bulletin Letter August 14

+JMJ Dear Parishioners, My relationship with the Blessed Virgin Mary started when I was very young. I learned to pray the rosary, and after Mass on Sunday’s we sometimes visited a grotto modeled after Our Lady of Lourdes. I remember in my elementary years when my mother

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