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Jun 17 2018
Dear Parishioners:              “I thirst!” This cry of the dying Christ is on the parched lips of millions of people in our world today.     Half a million people die every year from polluted water, and two out of six people still have to carry…
Jun 10 2018
Dear Parishioners:     Beginning this weekend, we will feature reflections on each of the seven corporal and seven spiritual works of mercy, so beautifully depicted in the newly-installed Mercy Garden. We can consider this part of St. Mary Parish…
Jun 3 2018
Dear Parishioners:    As we observe the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, I offer—in two parts—a review of the proper approach to receiving Holy Communion.       The content is excerpted from a blog entitled, From the Back of the…
May 27 2018
Dear Parishioners:      “Prayers for Those Who Serve”    This heading is a fairly new feature in our weekly bulletin, found further below on this page, along with the long-established prayers for the sick and for the dying.  Along with the photo…
May 20 2018
Dear Parishioners:      “Father Steve, do you know how much I hate to have my picture taken?”  As I have passed through the parish hall periodically, during the photo sessions for the new parish directory, I have heard a few comments along these…
May 13 2018
Dear Parishioners:   "So, how does it feel to turn fifty?" In my case, that  question would have been answered several years ago. Depending on the current age of each  individual reading this article, the exercise of answering it seems either a…
May 6 2018
Dear Parishioners:    This weekend, we rejoice in two marvelous occasions. First, on Saturday evening, we celebrate permanent Deacon Bob Zerrer’s Mass of Thanksgiving and beginning of ministry.  Long before entering formation, Bob and Lee have been…
Apr 29 2018
Dear Parishioners:    I am the true vine, and my father is the vine grower        John 15:1    Growing up, I recall having multiple opportunities to be aware of the reality of vines.  There were ample open fields and wooded acres virtually just…
Apr 22 2018
Dear Parishioners:    If serving is below you, then leadership is beyond you!    This statement (sourced as anonymous) was quoted by Patrick Mahorcic (COW senior), last Sunday evening in his presentation to our teens.  How true it rings!  Patrick…
Apr 15 2018
Dear Parishioners:    Cause for joy...cause for concern...calls to action!       It strikes me that in life, we continuously encounter reasons to rejoice, reasons to be alert and sober, and reasons to respond in faith to events and circumstances…