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Dec 9 2018
The following is a transcript of a presentation by Father Stephen, being made “from the pulpit” on the weekend of December 8 and 9 and appearing here as reinforcement and a resource for further reflection and prayer:      I stand before you this…
Dec 9 2018
Dear Parishioners:    The following is a quotation from Saint Bernadette: "‘I went every day for a fortnight, and each day I asked her who she was–and this petition always made her smile. After the fortnight I asked her three times consecutively.…
Dec 2 2018
Dear Parishioners:      Advent is the consecration of waiting in our lives.       This quotation comes from Sr. Maria Boulding OSB, an English Benedictine nun.  The basic definition of the word, consecration, is: the action of making or declaring…
Dec 1 2018
Christ, Be Our Light: Journey Through Advent St. Mary's Women's 2018 Retreat - Open to all women (college aged and older) who want to participate in a day of prayer, fellowship, and reflection.      WHERE: St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception…
Nov 25 2018
Dear Parishioners:      At the time of my writing this (because of early submission dates related to the holiday), the bishops of the United States are still meeting in Baltimore.  And so, I cannot report in this forum, what the formal results of…
Nov 18 2018
Dear Parishioners:   The following is credited to Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB, CEO of Salt and Light Catholic Media Foundation:      Thankfulness is much more than saying "Thank you" because we have to do so. Thankfulness is a way to experience the world…
Nov 11 2018
Dear Parishioners:    I want to thank those parishioners who were able to attend the listening session on the abuse crisis, held here at St. Mary last Sunday evening.  There was a tremendous level of courage demonstrated in those who spoke, as well…
Nov 5 2018
November 2, 2018 Dear Parishioners:    The U.S. bishops are joining together in a commitment of prayer and reparation leading up to the bishop’s general assembly, where we will be making critical decisions in response to the clergy sexual abuse…
Nov 4 2018
LISTENING SESSION on the Church Abuse Crisis Father Stephen included the following invitation to a LISTENING SESSION in the Parish Hall in his Pastor's Column in last weekend's bulletin. I would like to announce that on Sunday evening, November 4,…
Nov 4 2018
Dear Parishioners:   What Do Catholics Really Believe About Purgatory? By Nick Rabiipour        Purgatory is probably one of the most misunderstood Catholic doctrines today, and many do not believe that it really exists.  In this article I’m…