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Fr. Dave's Take On It 6/24/18

Posted by Connie Heinzen

Lawyers should never ask a Southern Grandma a question if they are not prepared for the answer. In a trial, a Southern small-town prosecuting attorney called his first witness, a grandmotherly, elderly woman to the stand. He approached her and asked, “Mrs. Peale, Do you know me?” She responded, ... Read More »

From the Pastor 6/24/18

Posted by Connie Heinzen

Dear Parishioners,

 This week we say thank you and goodbye to Fr. Mark and to Katrina. 

Fr. Mark came last August 1st, just in time for our parish picnic.  He came to us as a newly ordained priest. He quickly became involved in priestly ministry in our parish, school and Religious ... Read More »

Fr. Dave's Take On It 6/17/18

Posted by Sara Wilke

Did I read that sign right?

 In a department store: Bargain basement upstairs.

 In a laundromat: Please remove all your clothes when the lights go out.

 In an office: After coffee break, empty the pot and stand upside down on the draining board.

 Outside a ... Read More »

From the Pastor 6/17/18

Posted by Sara Wilke

Dear Parishioners,

As we continue through the Vision 2020 planning process and working with lots of moving parts, it will take some time to finalize and prioritize all of the work that needs to be done. However, there is a need to move on some items now. One of ... Read More »

Fr. Dave's Take On It 6/10/18

Posted by Sara Wilke

A husband and wife who work for the circus go to an adoption agency. The Social worker there raises doubts about the living conditions in a circus, but the couple produce photos of their 50-foot luxury motor home, which is clean and well-maintained and equipped with a beautiful nursery. ... Read More »

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 »