Archive for the Pastor’s Corner Category

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 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 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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Bulletin Letter March 29

Dear Parishioners, As we are getting closer to Holy Week, Easter and Divine Mercy Sunday, we are also approaching the weekend for First Communion celebrations. First Communion will happen the weekend of April 18th. I am starting to get questions about First Communion, so I guess it’s

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