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Fr. Dave's Take on It 9/23/18:

Posted by Connie Heinzen

An old Doberman starts chasing rabbits and, before long, discovers that he is lost. Wandering about, he notices a lion heading rapidly in his direction with the intention of having lunch. He thinks to himself, “Oh oh, I’m in trouble now. “ Noticing some bones on the ground close ... Read More »

From the Pastor 9/23/18:

Posted by Connie Heinzen

"For your penance, say two Our Fathers, two Hail Marys and put half the price of a speeding ticket into the collection basket." This was a line that I used at my old parish when the police parked in front of the house to catch people late to church. ... Read More »

Fr. Dave's Take On It 9/16/18:

Posted by Connie Heinzen

An Irishman’s reflection on his recent confession…

I went into the confessional box after many years of being away from the Catholic Church. Inside, I found a fully equipped bar with Guinness on tap. On one wall, there was a row of decanters with fine Irish whiskey and Waterford ... Read More »

From the Pastor 9/16/18:

Posted by Connie Heinzen

Dear Parishioners, 

Take some time to enjoy the fall colors!  Recently, I went for a bike ride on the Mariners trail along Lake Michigan.  I was amazed at the wonderful variety in the flower beds along the trail.  I even found the flower bed that was planted and maintained ... Read More »

Fr. Dave's Take On It 09/09/18:

Posted by Connie Heinzen

A man goes to see a wizard and says, “Can you lift a curse that a priest put one me years ago?” “Maybe,” says the wizard. “Can you remember the exact words of the curse?” The man replies, “Yes I can, I now pronounce you man and wife.” 

And ... Read More »

From the Pastor 9/09/18:

Posted by Connie Heinzen

Dear Parishioners, 

This weekend we begin to learn a new Gloria which goes with all of our Mass parts from the "Mass of Joy and Peace" on page 207 in our Gather hymnals.  Thank you for taking the time to learn new Mass parts. Thanks to our musicians, cantors, ... Read More »

Fr. Dave's Take On It 9/02/18

Posted by Connie Heinzen

A high school student had an assignment to interview a World War II veteran, so he decided to approach an elderly neighbor with his list of questions. After a few rather generic inquiries, He timidly asked, “Did you ever kill anyone?” The neighbor got very quiet and then, in ... Read More »

From the Pastor 9/02/18

Posted by Connie Heinzen

Dear Parishioners, 

What is the difference between hot dogs and wieners? I went to the expert this week (my mother), and she said, "Wieners are usually made with real skins, not plastic, and have real meat in them, not just scraps and filler."  She also noted that wieners are ... Read More »

Fr. Dave's Take On It 8/26/18:

Posted by Connie Heinzen

One day a florist went to the barber for a haircut. After the cut, he asked about the bill and the barber replied, “I cannot accept money from you. I am doing community service this week.” The florist was pleased and left the shop. When the barber went to ... Read More »

From the Pastor 8/26/18:

Posted by Connie Heinzen

Dear Parishioners, 

In following up to the letter from the Bishop Ricken that we read at Mass last week (see page 7), abuse by anyone is unacceptable, especially by priests.  If you or someone you know has been abused, report it and seek the help that you need.  Do ... Read More »