Archive for the Pastor’s Corner Category

Bulletin Letter – 2/21/21

Hello everyone! Having already begun the season of Lent, we once again turn our focus to doing acts of penance in the forms of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving.  These acts are good for us by their very nature as they serve a twofold purpose.  Firstly, we can

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Bulletin Letter – 1/31/21

Hello everyone! With January now in the rear-view mirror, we look forward to what February has in store for us.  Even though it is the shortest month, it sometimes feels like the longest one because we are tired of the cold weather and gray clouds.  But don’t

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Bulletin Letter – 1/24/21

Dear Parishioners, As we continue through the pandemic, please pray that the vaccines might be effective so that many will be protected and so that we can return to operating as we are accustomed to under normal circumstances.  Please also pray for those who have been homebound

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Bulletin Letter – 1/17/21

Hello everyone! Last Sunday’s feast of the Baptism of the Lord marked the end of the Christmas season on the liturgical calendar.  However, you might be surprised to read that this was not always the case.  Prior to the liturgical changes of Vatican II, the Christmas season

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Bulletin Letter – 1/10/21

Dear parishioners, As I mentioned at the end of Mass last weekend, on December 8, Pope Francis declared a Jubilee Year dedicated to St. Joseph.  The Holy Father did this to mark the 150th anniversary of St. Joseph being declared the patron of the Universal Church by

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Bulletin Letter – 1/3/21

Dear parishioners, In last weekend’s bulletin, you noticed that this week, we will begin our parish-wide viewing and discussion of “The Search”, a seven-video series through FORMED.  I would like to re-extend an open invitation to everyone in our parish to join me virtually this Wednesday, Jan.

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Bulletin Letter – 12/27/20

Hello everyone! At the end of each calendar year, I always try to set aside some time to pause and reflect on the numerous graces and blessings the Lord has given me throughout the past twelve months.  Without a doubt, there are many for me to be

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Bulletin Letter – 12/20/20

Dear Parishioners, For some of us, these remaining days of Advent will likely be hectic as we hurry to finish projects for work, finalize plans for family gatherings, and purchase those last items for our Christmas shopping.  All of these are certainly good and need to be

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Bulletin Letter – 12/13/20

Dear parishioners, Our parish finance council recently convened for one of our regularly scheduled meetings and the following is a summary of what we discussed. As has already been mentioned in previous bulletin articles, our parish has exceeded our goal for the 2020 Annual Catholic Appeal for

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Bulletin Letter – 11/29/20

Dear parishioners, Welcome to Advent!  This might seem strange to some, but Advent is my favorite season of the liturgical year.  In it, we enter into the deep longing with which the Israelite people of the Old Testament pined for the promised Messiah.  Many of the traditional

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