Archive for the Pastor’s Corner Category

Bulletin Letter – 3/15/20

Dear Parishioners,                                                                                                                               +JMJ Here are some themes – life lessons – that started my Lent in the right direction. The daily readings from the Mass of Thursday after Ash Wednesday included the following lines: [From Deuteronomy 30:15-21] “See, I have today set before you life and good,

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Bulletin Letter – 3/8/20

Dear Parishioners,                                                                                                                                                                                                                      +JMJ We have begun the liturgical season of Lent; and Lent is certainly a time to examine our spiritual life, even something as big as our understanding of God’s provision for us. As we journey through life, do we think about the way

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Bulletin Letter – 2/23/20

Dear Parishioners,                                                                                                                                                                                                                      +JMJ I’m writing this letter on retreat, in order to get it done on time for the bulletin. For part of my retreat I am reading a recent book by Robert Cardinal Sarah, head of the Congregation for Sacraments in Rome. The book

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Bulletin Letter – 2/16/20

Dear Parishioners,                                                                                                                                                                                                                      +JMJ It’s time once again to consider the Bishop’s Annual Catholic Appeal, which this year is entitled, “On Course With Christ”. Divine Mercy Parish has surpassed its goal for the appeal each year that I’ve been here; and it’s my understanding that we

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Bulletin Letter – 2/9/20

Dear Parishioners,                                                                                                                                                                                                                      +JMJ Some three weeks ago, we had another finance council meeting. The following are highlights: We reviewed the financial reports from the past month and year-to-date: the balance sheet, the profit and loss statement, the accounts payable statement. A finance council member completed

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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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