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From the Pastor 12/13/20:

Posted by Angela Schneider

Dear Parishioners,John the Baptist calls us to a baptism of repentance. In the sacrament of Reconciliation, we live this callof repentance as we confess our sins and receive our Lord's mercy, love, forgiveness and grace. Inpreparation to really celebrate Christmas, I encourage you to take part in the sacrament ... Read More »

A Note from Fr. Ben 12/6/20:

Posted by Angela Schneider

During my first years of seminary, I took two semesters ofLatin. I’m still very much an amateur with the language, butI really appreciated receiving some basic vocabulary andphonetics. We were also taught about some of the contextfor its use, which was perhaps just as valuable. As many ofyou probably ... Read More »

From the Pastor 12/6/20:

Posted by Angela Schneider

Dear Parishioners,What can we safely do? What is low risk? The St. Francis of Assisi staff has planned a unique low risk retreatday for Advent. Give yourself the gift of silence and stillness during this Season of Advent. Prepare your heartto celebrate the coming of Christ. This year we ... Read More »

A Note from Fr. Ben 11/22/20:

Posted by Angela Schneider

Advent is a wonderful time of anticipation, joy, and preparation. During this season, the coming of Christ whichwe anticipate is two-fold. As the catechism accurately describes it, “When the Church celebrates the liturgy ofAdvent each year, she makes present this ancient expectancy of the Messiah, for by sharing in ... Read More »

A Note from Fr. Jason 11/22/20:

Posted by Angela Schneider

“For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perishbut might have eternal life.” – John 3:16Dear Parishioners,As people of faith we know Jesus loves us and walks with us as we face the challenges of COVID-19. ... Read More »

From the Pastor 11/22/20:

Posted by Angela Schneider

Dear Parishioners,"A voice of one crying out in the desert: “Prepare the way of the Lord, make straight his paths.” John theBaptist appeared in the desert proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. People of thewhole Judean countryside and all the inhabitants of Jerusalem were going ... Read More »

A Note From Fr. Jason & Dcn.Mark LeGreve 11/15/20:

Posted by Angela Schneider

“It is not enough to say we are Christians.We must live the faith, not only with our wordsbut with our actions.” - Pope Francis, 2014Dear Parishioners,As members of this parish, we are so proud of the way we respond to and care for those in need. Parishionershave reached out ... Read More »

A Note from Fr. Ben 11/15/20:

Posted by Angela Schneider

Hi everyone! For this week’s installment ofStuff I Learned in Seminary, let’s pick upwhere we left off. This is Part 4:Ignatian Discernment of Spirits Cont’d.To recap: St. Ignatius describes four different spirits or“voices” that can speak to us, whether in prayer, in themidst of reflection, or in the business ... Read More »

From the Pastor 11/15/20:

Posted by Angela Schneider

Dear Parishioners,Now where do we turn our attention? With the election over (well at least our voting part) wheredo we turn our attention when it comes to our elected officials?First we need to continue to hold up in prayer our newly elected officials and our nation. Second, we need ... Read More »

A Note from Fr. Jason 11/8/20:

Posted by Angela Schneider

One of the calls to a priest is to conform themselves toJesus Christ. We do it through a number of ways.Through the sacraments, our way of life, the ministry,but especially through prayer. Prayer is the breath ofthe Christian.What is prayer? According to the Catechism of theCatholic Church, “Prayer is ... Read More »