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Bulletin Letter – 12/2/18

Dear Parishioners,                                                                                                                                  +JMJ First off, a couple of our extraordinary eucharistic distributors at the Antwerp campus encountered some significant circumstances that prevent them from taking Holy Communion to our shut-ins from that campus. If there is anybody out there willing to be trained, please come forward.

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Bulletin Letter – 11/25/18

Dear Parishioners,                                                                                                                                  +JMJ At our Pastoral Leadership Team meetings we use a template that helps us consider all aspects of parish life under major headings, such as “Sunday experience”, “outreach/evangelism”, “finances”, “buildings”, etc. At one of our recent meetings we talked a fair amount about “faith

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Bulletin Letter – 11/18/18

Dear Parishioners,                                                                                                                               +JMJ Here is the famous “Prayer to St. Michael”, which was written by Pope Leo XIII in 1896, and required to be said at the end of all “low Masses” before Vatican II. Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our protection against

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Bulletin Letter – 11/4/18

Dear Parishioners,                                                                                                                                  +JMJ We had the last of three security meetings with local law enforcement officers this past Wednesday at our Antwerp campus. I am so grateful for the very engaging way Sheriff Landers and his team considered each of our campuses and addressed those parishioners

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Bulletin Letter – 10/28/18

Dear Parishioners,                                                                                                                                  +JMJ First of all, thank you so much to everybody who put so much work into our Discipleship Ministry Fair this past weekend, especially our Discipleship Coordinators from each campus, and the leaders of the service areas who prepared displays for the fair. My

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Bulletin Letter – 10/14/18

Dear Parishioners,                                                                                                                                            +JMJ A few weeks ago, when we had our High School “Theology on Tap” at the Pastime restaurant, we closed the evening with a prayer “On how to Order One’s Life”. It was a

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Bulletin Letter – 10/7/18

Dear Parishioners,                                                                                                                                  +JMJ We had a finance council committee meeting a couple weeks ago. Here are the highlights: First we introduced new members and reviewed the purpose of the finance council, since we have three new members who will join us this year, with three former

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Bulletin Letter – 9/30/18

Dear Parishioners,                                                                                                                                  +JMJ On September 13th we held our third parish security committee meeting. Perhaps you remember that in light of church shootings this past year, and discussion happening at the diocesan level, we were encouraged at the parish level to seek guidance from our local

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Bulletin Letter – 9/23/18

Dear Parishioners,                                                                                                                                  +JMJ This past week we had another meeting of our Discipleship Talent Coordinators from each campus. We briefly looked at a discipleship ministry booklet that the coordinators put together, which begins to explain all of the different volunteer ministries happening in our parish. It’s

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Bulletin Letter – 9/16/18

Dear Parishioners,                                                                                                                                  +JMJ Thank you to everybody who helped to make the beer and wine tasting event this past Saturday night a great success! Thanks especially is due to the committee that worked hard for months in preparation, but also for everybody who takes on a

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