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Fr. Dave's Take On It 3/4/2018

Posted by Sara Wilke

As a group of soldiers stood in formation at an Army base, the Drill Sergeant said, “All right, you idiots, fall out.” As the rest of the squadron wandered away, one soldier remained at attention. The Drill Instructor walked over until he was eye to eye with him, and ... Read More »

From the Pastor 3/4/2018

Posted by Sara Wilke

Dear Parishioners,

"Oh Lord, may the radiator hose patched pipe hold today, tomorrow, and until we finish and implement our Vision 20/20 plan." This has become my prayer since Mike, our maintenance man told me that we are losing water, as there is a leak in the heating system. ... Read More »

Fr. Dave's Take On It 2/25/2018

Posted by Sara Wilke

Some great anagrams..

Presbyterian: Best in prayer

Astronomer: Moon starer

The eyes: They see

The Morse code: Here come dots

Dormitory: Dirty room

Slot machines: Cash lost in me

Election results: Lies. Let’s recount

Snooze alarms: Alas. No more z’s

A decimal point: I’m a dot in place

Eleven ... Read More »

From the Pastor 2/25/2018

Posted by Sara Wilke

Dear Parishioners,

After reviewing the 4:00 p.m. Mass survey, hearing parishioner’s thoughts, parish staff insights, and consultation with the pastoral council, St. Francis of Assisi parish will discontinue the 4:00 p.m. Mass at the Marshall church worship site and add a 6:30 p.m. Mass on Sunday evening at the ... Read More »

Fr. Dave's Take On It 2/18/2018

Posted by Sara Wilke

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. The old dog thinks, “I’m in deep trouble now.” Noticing some bones on the ground close by, he ... Read More »

From the Pastor 2/18/2018

Posted by Sara Wilke

Dear parishioners,

Thank you for your generous donations towards our new hymnals. Thank you to all that stayed after Mass last Sunday and helped put out the new song books. Job well done and quickly.

The hymnals are in the pews and we began using them on Ash Wednesday. ... Read More »

Fr. Dave's Take On It

Posted by Sara Wilke

After 10 years, the wife starts to think their kid looks rather strange so she decides to do a DNA test. She finds out that the child is actually from completely different parents.

Wife: Honey, I have something very serious to tell you.

Husband: What’s up?

Wife: According to ... Read More »

From the Pastor...sort of 2/11/18

Posted by Sara Wilke

Dear Parishioners,

It’s hard to believe that Lent is right around the corner, but Ash Wednesday is this week, and thus we begin our journey with Our Lord to Jerusalem, then to Calvary, and finally to the empty tomb. Now may be a good time to start thinking about ... Read More »

Fr. Dave's Take On It 2/4/2018

Posted by Sara Wilke

Today’s riddle for us seniors…

Here is the situation: You are on a horse, galloping at a constant speed. On your right side is a sharp drop off. On your left side is an elephant traveling at the same speed as you. Directly in front of you is a ... Read More »

From the Pastor......sort of 2/4/2018

Posted by Sara Wilke

Dear Parishioners,

Though I’ve never studied marketing and advertising, I think we all know the difference a good slogan and jingle can make. I’m sure we all have our favorites, but recently I’ve had the Kit Kat jingle stuck in my head. This may be because I’ve been given ... Read More »