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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 »

Fr. Dave's Take On It 8/19/18:

Posted by Connie Heinzen

Shortly after take-off on an outbound Irish Aer Lingus flight from Dublin to Boston, the lead flight attendant nervously made the following painful announcement in her lovely Irish brogue. “Ladies and gentlemen, I’m so very sorry, but it appears that there has been a terrible mix-up by our catering ... Read More »

From the Pastor 8/19/18:

Posted by Connie Heinzen

Dear Parishioners, 

I'm grateful for the number of volunteers that stepped forward for our vacation bible school and for our church picnic. What a great example of stewardship of service by so many good parishioners.  Thank you to everyone who stepped up to help out with these events. 

Now, ... Read More »

Fr. Dave's Take On It 8/11/18:

Posted by Connie Heinzen

A single guy decided that life would be more fun if he had a pet. So he went to the pet store and told the owner he wanted to buy an unusual pet. After some discussion, he finally bought a talking centipede (100-legged bug) which came in a little ... Read More »

From the Pastor 8/11/18:

Posted by Connie Heinzen

Dear Parishioners, 

What kind of bread do you eat?  Our Gospel comes from the Bread of Life discourse, Gospel of John. Last weekend I preached on bread.  I talked about different kinds of bread and low and behold by the end of Sunday morning a loaf of bread shows up.  

At ... Read More »

Fr. Dave's Take On It 8/05/18

Posted by Connie Heinzen

A minister dies and, resplendent in his collar and vestments, waits in line at the Pearly Gates. Just ahead of him is a guy dressed in sunglasses, a loud shirt, leather jacket, and jeans. St. Peter addresses this guy, “Who are you, so that I may know whether or ... Read More »

From the Pastor 8/05/18:

Posted by Connie Heinzen

Dear Parishioners,

It is officially ours for $1!  The former Domestic Violence Center, located adjacent to St. Francis of Assisi Parish and School on Marshall, was for sale for a time by the DVC (now known as InCourage). Some may recall this building as the former convent which St. Mary's ... Read More »

Fr. Dave's Take On It 7/29/18

Posted by Connie Heinzen

There were two elderly gentlemen who went on their daily walk when one of them said, “I got a new hearing aid this weekend. Four thousand dollars but it works just great.” His friend said to him, “What kind is it?” The first gentleman, glancing at his watch, replies, “12:30.”

The lad in the Gospel this weekend hears the voice of Jesus within and on the hillside and decides to offer his lunch when the large crowd was hungry. Like Andrew, I’m sure he thought, “What’s my lunch going to do to feed all these people?” But Jesus can take even a very meager gift and use it to make a huge difference. So let us never think that what we have to offer is too minimal to matter; rather, let us do what we can to change the world.  As we celebrate our Mission Weekend, let us welcome those disciples sent to us and let us share our gifts to help feed the ... Read More »