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Fr. Dave's Take On It 5/20/18

Posted by Sara Wilke

MEN TEACHING CLASSES FOR WOMEN AT THE ADULT LEARNING CENTER…

· Up in Winter, Down in Summer, How to Adjust a Thermostat.

· Which Takes More Energy-Putting the Toilet Seat Down or Complaining About it for Three Hours?

· Curling Irons—Can They Levitate and Fly Into the Bathroom Cabinet?

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From the Pastor 5/20/18

Posted by Sara Wilke

Dear Parishioners,

We are in the season of budgeting for next year. In reviewing our staffing as part of reducing our budget, and in consultation with the finance council and team leaders, I have decided to reduce the music position from full time to half time beginning July 1st. ... Read More »

Fr. Dave's Take On It 5/13/2018

Posted by Sara Wilke

My mother taught me…

RELIGION… “You better pray that comes out of the carpet.”

TIME TRAVEL…. “If you don’t straighten up, I’m going to knock you into the middle of next week.”

LOGIC… “If you fall out of that swing and break your neck, you’re not going to the ... Read More »

From the Pastor....Sort Of 5/13/18

Posted by Sara Wilke

Dear Parishioners,

Back for another stint of writing the bulletin article while Fr. Doug is away. He is completing another week’s work of spiritual direction training down at Mundelein Seminary, so it’s with great pleasure that I’m welcomed back.

The idea of welcoming back has been on my mind ... Read More »

Fr. Dave's Take On It 5/6/2018

Posted by Sara Wilke

From this year’s Masters tournament in Augusta…

A man had two season tickets for the Masters. As he sits down, another man comes along and asks if anyone is sitting in the seat next to him. “No,” he says, “the seat is empty.” “This is incredible!” says the man, ... Read More »

From the Pastor 5/6/2018

Posted by Sara Wilke

Dear Parishioners,

What does electricity, water, and sewer cost for a month for our parish? This comes to mind as maintenance was busy this past week getting the lift over to the Grand street church to replace burnt out light bulbs. I thought it was a bit dark in ... Read More »

Fr. Dave's Take On It 4/29/18

Posted by Sara Wilke

Some big changes are coming to make it possible for everyone to attend church next weekend.

Cots will be placed in the back for those who say Sunday is the only day they can sleep.

Blankets will be provided for those who say the church is too cold.

Fans ... Read More »

From the Pastor 4/29/2018

Posted by Sara Wilke

Dear Parishioners,

Tis the season of First Communions. Do you remember your First Communion? Maybe it was last week, or maybe it was at a Latin Mass back before Vatician 2. What did you wear? Who was at the party? Who else made their First Communion with you?

As ... Read More »

Fr. Dave's Take On It 4/22/2018

Posted by Sara Wilke

In Florida, an atheist created a case against Easter and Passover Holy days. He hired an attorney to bring a discrimination case against Christians and Jews and their holy day observances. The argument was that it was unfair that atheists had no such recognized days.

The case was brought ... Read More »

From the Pastor 4/22/2018

Posted by Sara Wilke

Dear Parishioners,

I set down the boom box and cranked up the volume to a level suitable to be heard above 30 teenagers as I was about to give a talk on vocations. I have seen other speakers turn up the volume to get teens attention, at a major ... Read More »