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Bulletin Letter June 7

Dear Parishioners,                                                                                               +JMJ First of all, congratulations to all of our high school graduates! I was happy to get to a number of your parties and learn something about your lives, by means of the beautiful display boards and pictures you and your families obviously worked so

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Bulletin Letter May 31

Dear Parishioners,                                                                                                                +JMJ On May 21st, we had another finance council meeting. The following is a brief summary of what we covered. -We looked at the balance sheet, profit and loss statement, and the payables report through the month of April. -Two finance council members, Judy Robinett

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Bulletin Letter May 24

Dear Parishioners,                                                                                                                               +JMJ For some time now I have been meaning to address the grave matter of Sunday Mass attendance; and finally it seems I have an opportunity to do so in a bulletin letter. In one way or another, for many years actually, I have heard

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Bulletin Letter May 17

Dear Parishioners,                                                                                               +JMJ This week I must start my bulletin letter with some very big news. After some 23 years of service to the parish, Heather Miller is retiring, as of July 1st. I am grateful that Heather has offered her many gifts in service to the

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Bulletin Letter May 10

Dear Parishioners,                                                                                               +JMJ On Friday, May 1st, Fr. Stites texted me to wish me a happy feast day, because it was the memorial of St. Joseph the Worker. I texted him back to say I’m tempted to feel a little guilty celebrating the feast day, since I’m

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Bulletin Letter May 3

Dear Parishioners, A number of items are on my mind as I sit down to write this letter: -We had the funeral of Doris Phlipot. When I last met with Doris to anoint her and pray with her and bring Holy Communion to her, she spoke to

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Bulletin Letter April 26

Dear Parishioners, On Thursday, April 16, we had another pastoral council meeting. The following is a summary: -We looked briefly at the brand-new website for the parish, exploring the various links and pulldown menus. The newest news from our Facebook page is posted, my newest couple of

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Bulletin Letter April 19

Dear Parishioners, Why quote the Fathers of the Church, or the saints? Sometimes you will hear me do this in a homily. First of all, it might make sense to say who a “Father of the Church” is. The period of the Church from the time of

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Bulletin Letter April 12

Dear Parishioners, We had another finance committee meeting back on March 19. The following is a quick summary of what was discussed: -We examined the profit and loss statement year-to-date, the balance sheet also. We noted that next year’s budget is due to the Diocese by May

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Bulletin Letter April 5

Dear Parishioners, It’s Monday of Holy Week as I’m writing this letter; so I’m meditating on today’s Gospel, John 12:1-11. Jesus has just raised Lazarus from the dead, and Mary and Martha are throwing a banquet for Jesus. This occurs six days before Jesus’ Good Friday death.

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