Archive for the Pastor’s Corner Category

Bulletin Letter – 9/20/20

Dear Parishioners, A few updates: I would like to clarify something from a previous bulletin article.  You might remember that I mentioned a few weeks ago that our Payne church sustained some minor wind damage during a strong storm.  I also mentioned that we did not at

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Bulletin Letter – 9/6/20

Hello Everyone! Welcome to September!  With the school year well underway, I think I speak for all of our faculty and staff in saying that it is such a blessing to have the students back in the classrooms!  Although this school year will be far from “normal,”

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Bulletin Letter – 8/30/20

Dear Parishioners, Bishop Thomas has asked that Tuesday, September 1 be a day of fasting and prayer throughout the Diocese for the cause of healing the wounds of racism and promoting the human dignity of every person.  The Bishop will also be leading a Eucharistic Holy Hour

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Bulletin Letter – 8/23/20

Dear Parishioners, A few items: I would like to correct something I mentioned in a previous bulletin article regarding school Masses this academic year.  After discussing the matter with Joe Linder and our teachers, we all came to the conclusion that we will not be able to

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Bulletin Letter – 8/16/20

Hello everyone! In the first few weeks of each school year, my father would always remind my siblings and I how much he loved the sound of pages turning and pencils scratching as homework was being completed.  I am sure that many parents share the same sentiment

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Bulletin Letter – 8/9/20

Dear Parishioners, As you know, in the last year, we have been able to accomplish a number of projects on all three of our campuses.  Because we worked together as a community, we have been able to take good care of our facilities, and in many ways

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Bulletin Letter – 8/2/20

Hello Everyone! A blessed month of August to you- I hope everyone has remained safe and healthy.  Hopefully everyone has found some time for fun with family and friends as well!  As we continue to move through this strange summer, here are a few updates for the

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Bulletin Letter – 7/26/20

Dear Parishioners, In this weekend’s and last weekend’s Gospel readings, Jesus speaks in a painfully clear manner about what we traditionally call the four last things: death, judgement, heaven, and hell.  In both passages, Jesus mentions that the angels will come at the end of time and

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Bulletin Letter – 7/19/20

Dear parishioners, We have been receiving some questions at the parish office regarding various programs and events.  While some groups/events/ministries will continue to be “on hold” through the COVID pandemic, the following items are the updates/reminders that I can think to provide at the moment: Blessing of

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Bulletin Letter – 7/12/20

Hello Everyone! It is good to finally be here at our parish and to begin meeting some of you!  I am very grateful that my move here from St. Peter’s in Mansfield went very smoothly.  I am confident that your prayers played a major part in everything

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