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Oct 14 2018
Dear Parishioners: Forgive Offenses    The following experience comes to us courtesy of the JourneyOfHope.org website.      For this particular work of mercy, I share the testimony of Bud Welch, whose 23-year-old daughter, Julie Marie, was killed…
Oct 7 2018
Dear Parishioners: Bear Wrongs Patiently    For insight into this particular work of mercy, we look to a saint whose feast we celebrated on the very first day of this month: St. Therese of Lisieux.  Upon initial reading of these two episodes within…
Sep 30 2018
Dear Parishioners: Comfort the Sorrowful The following comes to us courtesy of Msgr. Charles Pope,  priest of the Archdiocese of Washington, DC and contributor to: Community in Mission: Creating a Culture of Encounter:       The fourth Spiritual…
Sep 23 2018
Dear Parishioners: Counsel the Doubtful [The following is authored by Philip Kosloski, He is a writer and author of  In the Footsteps of a Saint: John Paul II’s Visit to Wisconsin. He blogs at  philipkosloski.com and writes to help all Catholics…
Sep 21 2018
2018 CORNERSTONE Retreat for Men Do you truly rely on God? Join us as we hear talks from other parish men about their lives and how they moved from relying on themselves, others and “things” to relying on God.   WHEN?  September 21 (Friday) in…
Sep 16 2018
Dear Parishioners: Instruct the Ignorant    The following comes to us courtesy of Msgr. Charles Pope,  priest of the Archdiocese of Washington, DC and contributor to: Community in Mission: Creating a Culture of Encounter:       To instruct comes…
Sep 16 2018
    What Has Jesus Done Through You? Come hear fellow parishioners share their stories at our Faith Formation Kick-off:   ENLISTING WITNESSES for CHRIST        Sunday, September 16          9:15 am to 10:40 am       at St. Mary School Activity…
Sep 9 2018
Dear Parishioners: Admonish the Sinner    In a resource entitled, The Blog of a Country Priest: by Fr. John Corrigan, the author acknowledges: “Of all the spiritual and corporal works of mercy, the hardest one I think — the least pleasant one,…
Sep 2 2018
A Pastor’s Perspective on the Start of St. Mary School Year       So, there we were— Mrs. Laura Marvin, Fr. Rich and I—on Monday morning, August 20, standing at the entranceway of the school building to greet the parents and students as they…
Aug 26 2018
Dear Parishioners:    The painful and necessary conversations continue.  There would be little doubt that I am speaking in reference to the current crisis erupting in the Church.  At each of last weekend’s Masses, Fr. Chris (who visited on Saturday…