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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 »

Fr. Dave's Take On It 1/28/2018

Posted by Sara Wilke

Ole and Sven die in a snowmobiling accident and end up in hell. The devil observes that they are really enjoying themselves, partially due to their level of intoxication. He says to them, “Doesn’t the heat and smoke bother you?” Ole replies, “Well, you know, we’re from northern Minnesota, ... Read More »

From the Pastor 1/28/2018......sort of

Posted by Sara Wilke

Dear Parishioners,

Seeing as how Fr. Doug will be away for a little bit, I have the honor and privilege of guest writing this week’s “From the Pastor” bulletin article. I am happy to be making my long-awaited debut, and though I am not the pastor, I hope to ... Read More »

Fr. Dave's Take On It 1/21/2018

Posted by Sara Wilke

An old man lay awkwardly sprawled across three seats in the movie theater. When the usher came by and noticed this, he whispered to the old man, “Sorry, Sir, but you’re only allowed one seat.” The old man didn’t budge. The usher became more impatient, “Sir, if you don’t ... Read More »