Archive for the Pastor’s Corner Category

Bulletin Letter – 11/15/20

Dear parishioners, Bishop Thomas recently released a couple of memos to all the parishes of our diocese with some important information regarding parish/liturgical matters during COVID in the coming months.  Below are some excerpts from his memos: Regarding the dispensation from the obligation to attend Mass on

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Bulletin Letter – 11/8/20

Dear parishioners, Many thanks to all who came to pray during Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament this past Monday and Tuesday.  I think it is very important that we prayed as a community (albeit each of us individually) to ask Jesus’ protection over our country. On a

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Bulletin Letter – 11/1/20

Dear Parishioners, Happy Solemnity of All Saints! In these last few weeks of the liturgical year, the Church gives us a lot to think about.  As the name of today’s solemnity makes clear, we are mindful of all the saints in the heavenly court- people from all

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Bulletin Letter – 10/25/20

Dear Parishioners, You have heard me mention at Mass and during private conversations that it is important for us to pray for our country at all times, but especially now in these weeks leading up to the election.  All of this on top of the prayers we

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Bulletin Letter – 10/18/20

Hello everyone! Just a few updates: As you remember, before the school year started, we moved the school Masses to Thursdays in order to adjust appropriately for in-services and a few holidays.  When we did this, I kept the Friday morning confessions on Friday, immediately prior to

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Bulletin Letter – 10/11/20

Dear Parishioners, In the parable of this weekend’s Gospel, Jesus is pretty clearly saying that his invitation of salvation goes out to everyone.  He is also pretty clear that, sadly, some will ultimately refuse his invitation.  Obviously, this is a complex topic and requires much discussion.  On

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Bulletin Letter – 10/4/20

Dear parishioners, As we already find ourselves in October, it is worth noting that this week, the Church celebrates a feast day that is very important to our diocese.  On Wednesday, we celebrate the feast day of Our Lady as Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, the

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Bulletin Letter – 9/27/20

Dear Parishioners, We recently had our first finance council meeting of the fiscal year (July 1- June 30) and I think it is worthwhile to provide some highlights from the meeting so as to keep everyone updated generally on our parish finances.  As Fr. Poggemeyer mentioned in

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Bulletin Letter – 9/20/20

Dear Parishioners, A few updates: I would like to clarify something from a previous bulletin article.  You might remember that I mentioned a few weeks ago that our Payne church sustained some minor wind damage during a strong storm.  I also mentioned that we did not at

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Bulletin Letter – 9/6/20

Hello Everyone! Welcome to September!  With the school year well underway, I think I speak for all of our faculty and staff in saying that it is such a blessing to have the students back in the classrooms!  Although this school year will be far from “normal,”

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