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Bulletin Letter – 1/19/20

Dear Parishioners,                                                                                                                                                                                                                      +JMJ With this bulletin letter I’d like to give a shout out to our funeral choir volunteers and funeral luncheon workers and ushers. I realize that people have only a couple days’ notice sometimes that there will be a funeral to serve. This

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Bulletin Letter – 1/12/2020

Dear Parishioners,                                                                                                                                                                                                                     +JMJ I am writing this letter in the first week of the new year. In my normal Catholic newsfeed, I found an article by George Weigel, a very significant commentator on Church issues and events. Mr. Weigel is perhaps best known for being

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Bulletin Letter – 1/5/20

Dear Parishioners,                                                                                           

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Bulletin Letter – 12/29/19

Dear Parishioners,                                                                                           

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Bulletin Letter – 12/22/19

Dear Parishioners,                                                                                           

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Bulletin Letter – 12/8/19

Dear Parishioners,                                                                                                                                                                                                                      +JMJ Two weeks ago we had another finance council meeting. The following are highlights. -We looked at the parish financial reports, as usual: the balance sheet, the profit and loss statement, the Accounts Payable statement.Also, two members of the council reported on their

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Bulletin Letter – 12/1/19

Dear Parishioners,                                                                                                                                                                                                                      +JMJ One of the priests to whom I am most indebted from my years of seminary training, and even from my later years on faculty at the seminary is Father Bill Lynn, SJ. He died about ten years ago. Father Lynn was very

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Bulletin Letter – 11/17/19

Dear Parishioners,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    +JMJ It has been a while since I have addressed cohabitation with the parish (which has happened in a homily and in a bulletin letter), and I know that we continue to be confused, even as Catholics, about the wrongness of cohabitation. Cohabitation

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Bulletin Letter – 11/10/19

Dear Parishioners,                                                                                                                                                                                                                     +JMJ We had our first pastoral council meeting of the year on October 17th. My report to the parish has been delayed, because I wanted to give the Bishop bulletin space with his “Leading the Flock” column. I’m pretty determined that we all

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Bulletin Letter – 10/27/19

Dear Parishioners,                                                                                                                                  +JMJ A couple weeks ago, I wrote Bishop Thomas to ask his direction and permission regarding two liturgical items at our Payne campus. I believe it was within my first year at Divine Mercy that Chris and Charles Schaefer took me to their Morton

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