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Fr. Dave's Take on It... 12/16/18:

Posted by Angela Schneider

Since I was a child, I'd always had a fear of someone under my bed at night.

So I went to a shrink and told him: “I've got problems.  Every time I go to bed I think there's somebody under it.  I'm scared.  I think I'm going crazy. "Just put ... Read More »

Fr. Dave's Take on It... 12/9/18:

Posted by Angela Schneider

It was back in the 70’s when professional and somewhat arrogant golfer Ray Floyd was playing at Augusta in his first Masters.  Back then, the players could not bring their own caddies. They had to use one of the locals. Floyd told the caddie master that he wanted a ... Read More »

From the Pastor 12/9/18:

Posted by Angela Schneider

 

Dear Parishioners,

Can we see Christmas at St. Francis of Assisi parish this year as a unique opportunity to reach out to people who wouldn’t normally attend church. The difference between a one-time visitor and a two-time visitor often comes down to how well your church prepared beforehand. ... Read More »

From the Pastor 12/2/18:

Posted by Angela Schneider

Dear Parishioners,

Advent begins today.  Advent (from, "ad-venire" in Latin or "to come to") is the four weeks leading up to the celebration of Christmas.  The Advent season is a time of preparation that directs our hearts and minds to Christ’s second coming at the end of time and also to the ... Read More »

Fr. Dave's Take on It... 12/2/18:

Posted by Angela Schneider

How do Court Reporters keep straight faces? These are true reports.

 

Attorney: What gear were you in at the moment of impact?

Witness: Gucci sweats and Reeboks.

 

Attorney: What is the date of your birth?

Witness: July 18.

Attorney: What year?

Witness: Every year.

 

Attorney: Now ... Read More »

Fr. Dave's Take on It... 11/25/18:

Posted by Angela Schneider

One day a 6-year-old girl; was sitting in a classroom. The teacher was going to explain evolution to the kids. So she asked a little boy, “Tommy, do you see the tree outside?” “Yes.” “Tommy, do you see the grass outside?” “Yes.” “Now go outside and look up and ... Read More »

From the Pastor 11/25/18:

Posted by Angela Schneider

Dear Parishioners,

I trust that by now you have received and at least browsed our Advent newsletter.  I encourage you to plan a few spiritual moments in Advent, like an extra hour of adoration and an opportunity to partake in the sacrament of Reconciliation.  As we come to the ... Read More »

From the Pastor 11/18/18:

Posted by Angela Schneider

 

Dear Parishioners,

Welcome Michael Spaeth, our new Facilities Team Coordinator!  Actually, Michael is not totally new to us as he has been working part-time taking care of the Grand site. Effective December 3rd, in addition to his care of the Grand site, Michael will be our leader when ... Read More »

Fr. Dave's Take on It... 11/18/18

Posted by Angela Schneider

Bob Hill and his new wife Betty were vacationing in Europe, near Transylvania. They were driving in a rental car along a deserted highway when they encountered a thunderstorm. Suddenly, the car skids out of control and smashes into a tree. Dazed, Bob looks over at Betty and sees ... Read More »

From the Pastor 11/11/18:

Posted by Angela Schneider

Dear Parishioners,

Mike Miller, our Director of Maintenance, has resigned. Thank you Mike for your eleven years of service to our parish, overseeing our buildings and grounds.  I recognize the challenge of keeping track of four churches, four rectories, four schools, one convent (Life Teen building),  one office building, one mausoleum, ... Read More »