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Bulletin Letter June 19

+JMJ Dear Parishioners, I am happy to announce that Mr. Joe Linder has accepted the position as our new principal at Divine Mercy School, in the wake of Cathy Schoenauer’s retirement. Mr. Linder earned an Associates Degree of Applied Business: Information Technology from Northwest State Community College.

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Bulletin Letter June 12

+JMJ Dear Parishioners, Now that we have our seminarian Peter Grodi with us, I want to reiterate my hope that he gets invited to the prayer groups we have in the parish, so that he can experience their dynamic. These groups have obviously been a huge part

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Bulletin Letter June 5

+JMJ Dear Parishioners, First of all, I have a very significant announcement to make regarding our school. Cathy Schoenauer, after some 40 years of educational experience, and nine years as our principal, has decided to retire. We wish her the very best in her next endeavors, especially

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Bulletin Letter May 29

+JMJ Dear Parishioners, Last Sunday we had our fifth session of Theology of the Body, entitled “The Resurrection of the Body (Our Destiny)”. Here are some questions and answers that summarize the content of that session: -Have you conceived of heaven as a place of liberation from

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Bulletin Letter May 22

+JMJ Dear Graduating Seniors, Congratulations upon your graduation! It’s an occasion of pride for our parish to see you and your families reach this milestone. Ultimately, I am praying for your happiness as you take your next step. And, of course, as your pastor I believe that

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Bulletin Letter May 15

+JMJ Dear Parishioners, Since we are finishing up our first academic year of YDisciple, I thought I could give you a bit of a summary of the year, as well as some vision for the next step. Overall, it seems the year was quite a success. As

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Bulletin Letter May 8

+JMJ Dear Parishioners, I can finally announce our seminarian for the summer. There was a bit of a miscommunication that prevented an earlier announcement, although both he and I have known for over a month that he was being assigned here. His name is Peter Grodi. I

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Bulletin Letter May 1

+JMJ Dear Parishioners, On Thursday, April 23 we had another pastoral council meeting. Here are some highlights: -We noted that the demolition of the Payne rectory should be happening this week. At our last pastoral council meeting, we learned that there is a group from Payne interested

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Bulletin Letter April 24

+JMJ Dear Parishioners, Thank you for all the thoughts, prayers and practical help I received throughout my recent bout with shingles! As of the writing of this letter, Friday the 15th, only a small spot remains to “dry up” of the rash. But then there is still

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Bulletin Letter April 17

+JMJ Dear Parishioners, In this bulletin you will find the full text of Bishop Thomas’ statement regarding the recent apostolic exhortation of Pope Francis. The exhortation was published on Friday, April 8th. The title of the Pope’s document is Amoris laetitia (“the joy of love”), and it

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