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A Message From Fr. Bill 7/26/20:

Posted by Angela Schneider

MASS INTENTIONS: Why only one per Mass?The celebration of the Eucharist for the benefit of a particular person, living or dead, is an ancient custom of theChurch. “Mass Intentions” have been documented from the early second century through inscriptions found in theancient Roman catacombs (Kosloski, aleteia.org/2017/09/02). It is “the ... Read More »

From the Pastor 7/26/20:

Posted by Angela Schneider

Dear Parishioners,Do you remember your First Communion? Mine was at St. Mary's in Tisch Mills Wisconsin, as a 2ndgrader. I've had lots of communions since then but the first one is always special. I invite you in thesecoming weeks to experience first communion with our children. We'll be doing ... Read More »

A Message From Fr. Jose: 7/19/20:

Posted by Angela Schneider

Dear friends in our Lord Jesus Christ,Greetings to all of you from my place of quarantine. By the grace of God, I was able to travel to and from Mexico safely for my father’s final Mass and burial. From the bottom of my heart, on behalf of my family, ... Read More »

From the Pastor 7/19/20:

Posted by Angela Schneider

Dear Parishioners,Just how good is our Catholic memory when it comes to church songs and prayers?Have we memorized any new ones in the last five years?Two weeks ago, when the projector went down at the Grand worship site, even with no books in the pews there was still some ... Read More »

A Note From Fr. Bill 7/12/20:

Posted by Angela Schneider

Deciphering the Saint Benedict MedalThis Saturday, July 11, is the Memorial to Saint Benedict (AD 480-547), writer of the famous Ruleof the same name, Abbot of the great Italian Monastery of Monte Cassino, and founder of thereligious order named for him - Order of St. Benedict (OSB). He is ... Read More »

From the Pastor 7/12/20:

Posted by Angela Schneider

Dear Parishioners,I appreciate your cooperation and participation as we return to church. It is good to see you! Thankyou to all who are helping with the various ministries, especially those that have stepped up to helpwith hospitality. For the most part, we are doing really well on the changes, ... Read More »

A Message From Fr. Jose: 7/5/20

Posted by Angela Schneider

Dear Friends in our Lord Jesus Christ,“Come to me, all you who labor and areburdened, and I will give you rest…” (Mt11:25-30). These are powerful words fromJesus Christ that are often overlooked. I’ve had theblessing to pray these words with a lot of individuals athospitals, nursing homes or in ... Read More »

From the Pastor 7/5/20:

Posted by Angela Schneider

Dear Parishioners,This week, Saint Francis of Assisi (SFA) Catholic School is officially closed and Roncalli CatholicSchools (RCS) is officially open. As of July 1st, our elementary and middle schools are now part ofa regional school along with Roncalli High School. All come under the RCS name and are lead ... Read More »

A Message From Fr. Jose: 6/21/20

Posted by Angela Schneider

Dear Friends in our Lord Jesus Christ,Happy and blessed Father’s Day! This is a perfect timeto express your gratitude and love to our fathers and/orpaternal figures in our lives. Fathers play an importantrole in most of our lives by how they provide, love,discipline, and support us through our difficult ... Read More »

From the Pastor 6/21/20:

Posted by Angela Schneider

Dear Parishioners,It was good to have you in church last weekend! I encourage you to be safe and be smart as theCOVID-19 virus is still around. We are taking extra cleaning and safety measures for everyone'ssafety. Please do come if you feel safe.We view stewardship as not just what ... Read More »