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Feb 17 2019
Dear Parishioners: The following is reprinted from CATHOLIC STEWARDSHIP February 2019 • e-Bulletin, International Catholic Stewardship Council         The message Jesus delivers in the Gospel reading on the Sixth Sunday of Ordinary Time (February…
Feb 10 2019
Dear Parishioners:      As we observe World Marriage Day this weekend, I am pleased to “share space” in this column to announce an event that is to be held next month, in the Cleveland area (Independence) that will feature not only Bishop Nelson…
Feb 3 2019
Dear Parishioners: This weekend (February 2, to be exact) marks the observance of the World Day for Consecrated Life.  To quote the USCCB website: This celebration is a special time for individual parishes and the greater Church to celebrate the…
Jan 27 2019
Dear Parishioners:   This day — January 27 — begins Catholic Schools Week!       In this edition of the bulletin, we find a colorful “wheel of blessing” in consideration of a Catholic school education.  Typically, we carry photographs of actual…
Jan 20 2019
Dear Parishioners:       “Kids just ruin things!”  Recently, I witnessed these words spoken by an individual.  I was sitting in a barber chair (not in our neighborhood, for the record).  The statement was not addressed to me; nevertheless, it was as…
Jan 13 2019
Dear Parishioners: Every thought, word and action we direct toward another human person reveals our true convictions as to the dignity of human life.       As I was reviewing the contents of this issue of our bulletin, I was grateful to see…
Jan 6 2019
Dear Parishioners: On this Feast of Epiphany, first let us attend to words from Saint Bernard of Clairvaux:   What are you doing, O Magi? Do you adore a little Babe, in a wretched hovel, wrapped in miserable rags? Can this Child be truly God? … Are…
Dec 30 2018
Dear Parishioners:    Am I more focused on presents or on Presence?       I am sure most if not all of us have seen them: commercials where people are ecstatically presenting material gifts to their loved ones that defy most practical reason— for…
Dec 23 2018
Dear Parishioners:    Am I more focused on presents or on Presence?       I am sure most if not all of us have seen them: commercials where people are ecstatically presenting material gifts to their loved ones that defy most practical reason— for…
Dec 16 2018
Dear Parishioners:    Joseph and Mary are searching for shelter...not just over their heads, but in our hearts.       Quite some years ago now, the “center” of local Catholic ministry for our Hispanic brothers and sisters shifted from Wooster (St.…