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Bulletin Letter – 5/17/20

This week, I have asked Fr. Ammanniti to write a brief introduction for you: Dear parishioners, A few weeks ago, I was able to make a very brief trip to Paulding County to visit with Fr. Poggemeyer, tour our parish facilities, and meet our parish staff.  I

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Bulletin Letter – 5/10/20

Dear Parishioners,                                                                                                                                +JMJ In my April 12th bulletin letter, I explained that I thought it was time to consider the diocesan guidelines promulgated in August 2018 regarding Mass scheduling. Considering the guidelines, it seemed we

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Bulletin Letter – 4/19/20

Dear Parishioners, I recently came across two Holy Land documentary pilgrimages that look really promising for our continued stay-at-home efforts. The first is a 30 minute Holy Land documentary, entitled “Triduum: A Spiritual Pilgrimage.” The second is entitled, “Messiah”. Triduum is a new title you can find

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Bulletin Letter – 4/12/20

Dear Parishioners, +JMJ Back in August of 2018, the Diocese rewrote its guidelines for the scheduling of Masses in parishes. This was because several deaneries asked for guidance, as parishes have been combined, and demographics are on the downturn in some areas. The guidelines recommend that a

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Bulletin Letter – 4/5/20

Dear Parishioners, I hope that you are all exercising prudence, as we approach the peak of the coronavirus spread in our country. I am watching updates from the president and the governor each day in this regard. Also, I am very appreciative of all of the direction

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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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