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From the Pastor 6/10/18

Posted by Sara Wilke

Dear Parishioners,

Thank you for celebrating my 25th anniversary to the priesthood with me. A funny comment that was made when someone saw my ordination picture by my column last week; they wondered if this was our new priest, and said I hardly changed in 25 years. Thanks for ... Read More »

Fr. Dave's Take On It 6/3/18

Posted by Sara Wilke

Remember the Burma Shave signs along the highways? Here are some to jolt your memory.

* Don’t stick your elbow out so far…It may go home in another car. Burma Shave

* Trains don’t wander all over the map ‘cause no one sits on the engineer’s lap.

* She ... Read More »

From the Pastor 6/3/18

Posted by Sara Wilke

Dear Parishioners,

My favorite question to couples celebrating a wedding anniversary is "What is your secret to 25 or 50 years of marriage?" So I'm thinking about that for my ordination anniversary, as 25 years ago, May 29, 1993, I and Fr. Mike Seis were ordained priests for ministry ... Read More »

Fr. Dave's Take On It 5/27/18

Posted by Sara Wilke

A man went on a business trip and decided to bring back a little gift for his wife. So he went into a gift shoppe and asked the lady behind to counter for a bottle of perfume. She came back with a small bottle and said, “That’ll be $50.” ... Read More »

From the Pastor 5/27/18

Posted by Sara Wilke

Dear Parishioners,

What are you reading? I know school is out or is just about to be out and who is thinking about reading and homework? 25 years ago, when I was newly ordained, and attending a new priest meeting, Bishop Morneau asked "what are you reading? After 5 ... Read More »

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?

... Read More »

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 »