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Bulletin Letter July 10

+JMJ Dear Parishioners, First, thanks to those who made the junior high and high school girls’ retreat at Antwerp a couple weeks ago a great success! There were 27 in attendance. I was able to experience a couple short segments of the retreat; it seemed to be

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Bulletin Letter July 3

+JMJ Dear Parishioners, We had another Young Adult Theology of the Body gathering this past week. The session was entitled “Celibacy for the Kingdom”. Here are some questions and answers that give you a synopsis of the content: -What is a “eunuch for the Kingdom”?… It is

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Bulletin Letter June 26

+JMJ Dear Parishioners, Have you wondered why we sing so much in Mass? One very important guidebook for everything a priest does, and everything people do, in the Mass is the General Instruction of the Roman Missal. The Roman Missal is that large maroon book I use

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Bulletin Letter June 19

+JMJ Dear Parishioners, I am happy to announce that Mr. Joe Linder has accepted the position as our new principal at Divine Mercy School, in the wake of Cathy Schoenauer’s retirement. Mr. Linder earned an Associates Degree of Applied Business: Information Technology from Northwest State Community College.

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Bulletin Letter June 12

+JMJ Dear Parishioners, Now that we have our seminarian Peter Grodi with us, I want to reiterate my hope that he gets invited to the prayer groups we have in the parish, so that he can experience their dynamic. These groups have obviously been a huge part

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Bulletin Letter June 5

+JMJ Dear Parishioners, First of all, I have a very significant announcement to make regarding our school. Cathy Schoenauer, after some 40 years of educational experience, and nine years as our principal, has decided to retire. We wish her the very best in her next endeavors, especially

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Bulletin Letter May 29

+JMJ Dear Parishioners, Last Sunday we had our fifth session of Theology of the Body, entitled “The Resurrection of the Body (Our Destiny)”. Here are some questions and answers that summarize the content of that session: -Have you conceived of heaven as a place of liberation from

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Bulletin Letter May 22

+JMJ Dear Graduating Seniors, Congratulations upon your graduation! It’s an occasion of pride for our parish to see you and your families reach this milestone. Ultimately, I am praying for your happiness as you take your next step. And, of course, as your pastor I believe that

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Bulletin Letter May 15

+JMJ Dear Parishioners, Since we are finishing up our first academic year of YDisciple, I thought I could give you a bit of a summary of the year, as well as some vision for the next step. Overall, it seems the year was quite a success. As

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Bulletin Letter May 8

+JMJ Dear Parishioners, I can finally announce our seminarian for the summer. There was a bit of a miscommunication that prevented an earlier announcement, although both he and I have known for over a month that he was being assigned here. His name is Peter Grodi. I

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