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12/29/13 Pastor’s Message

January 6th, 2014 by helen in Pastor Message Archive 2013

From Fr. Dennis’ Desk Be It Resolved It is quite popular to begin a New Year with a host of resolutions. We may want to quit smoking, go on a diet and eat in a more healthy way, exercise more, get more sleep, etc.  Some may even resolve to be nicer, more patient, or more […]

12/22/13 Pastor’s Message

December 30th, 2013 by helen in Pastor Message Archive 2013

From Fr. Dennis’ Desk In Debt God, who is faithful, put Himself in our debt, not by receiving anything but by promising so much.  A promise was not sufficient for Him; He chose to commit Himself in writing as well, as it were making a contract of His Promises.  St. Augustine As we celebrate the […]

12/15/13 Pastor’s Message

December 23rd, 2013 by helen in Pastor Message Archive 2013

From Fr. Dennis’ Desk MERRY CHRISTMAS . . . PLEASE!!! Ask most people, and they report that I have many pet peeves.  I admit it, I own them, some for a long time.  One of my biggest pet peeves is when Catholics “give in” to the culture and say “Happy Holidays.”  Those two words, innocent […]

12/08/13 Pastor’s Message

December 16th, 2013 by helen in Pastor Message Archive 2013

From Fr. Dennis’ Desk  The Baptist’s Cry John the Baptist appeared, preaching … ‘Repent!  For the Kingdom of heaven is at hand!’  Wow!  Powerful words echo from John the Baptist, the voice of one crying out in the desert.  He is our powerful Advent guide today, calling us to a new innocence in the Lord. […]

12/01/13 Pastor’s Message

December 16th, 2013 by helen in Pastor Message Archive 2013

From Fr. Dennis’ Desk An Advent of Justice We are beginning our new liturgical year with the First Sunday of Advent today.  Our thoughts and hearts are focused on getting ready for the celebration of the Incarnation, the Day of Christmas.  One scholar  has reflected on this new season:  “In our Advent celebrations, we find […]

11/24/13 Pastor’s Message

December 2nd, 2013 by helen in Pastor Message Archive 2013

From Fr. Dennis’ Desk The Lord Jesus Christ, the King of… The universe Truth and life Holiness and grace Justice, love, and peace If we had more space in this bulletin, we could keep going, drawing images from Sacred Scripture, or just from our own prayer life.  We could invite Him to be King of […]

11/17/13 Pastor’s Message

November 25th, 2013 by helen in Pastor Message Archive 2013

From Fr. Dennis’ Desk Let us be united in prayer . . . Prayer for the Philippines God, who quiets great winds and stills rough seas, We ask your protection for the people of the  Philippines. Comfort them in their fear. Stay close to them in their danger. And we ask the intercession of Your […]

11/10/13 Pastor’s Message

November 18th, 2013 by helen in Pastor Message Archive 2013

From Fr. Dennis’ Desk Natural Light I raise a “shout out” to all of those involved in the renovation and expansion of the library.  I strongly encourage a visit for you and your family.  It is a wonderful addition to our community, and it makes for many new possibilities to enjoy this great resource. I […]

11/03/13 Pastor’s Message

November 12th, 2013 by helen in Pastor Message Archive 2013

From Fr. Dennis’ Desk A New Shepherd: Archbishop Leonard Blair We rejoice today at the Pope Francis’ appointment of our new Archbishop, the Most Rev. Leonard Blair.  Archbishop Blair is presently serving as Bishop of Toledo, Ohio, a post he has held for about ten years. With the Holy Father’s appointment, we greet the fifth […]

10/27/13 Pastor’s Message

November 4th, 2013 by helen in Pastor Message Archive 2013

From Fr. Dennis’ Desk “Saint Francis witnesses to respect for everyone, he testifies that each of us is called to protect our neighbor, that the human person is at the center of creation, at the place where God – our creator – willed that we should be. Not at the mercy of the idols we […]

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