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From the Pastor 11/8/20:

Posted by Angela Schneider

Dear Parishioners,Did you notice that the short pews in the sanctuary at our Grand church site match the pews in the church? Thepews were removed some years ago to make a handicap accessible space. They were stored in the basement of theGrand site. We were using some chairs and ... Read More »

A Note from Fr. Jason 10/25/20:

Posted by Angela Schneider

Dear Parishioners,I have been at the parish for almost three months now.One of the ministries that has been a significant part ofmy time has been Anointing of the Sick, especially forpatients on hospice. I thought it might be a good thingto review what we believe about the Sacrament ofAnointing ... Read More »

From the Pastor 10/25/20:

Posted by Angela Schneider

Dear Parishioners,The Knights of Columbus have played a leading role in the pro-life movement for over 50 years. So it’s nosurprise that Father Michael McGivney’s, founder of the Knight of Columbus, beatification will take place duringRespect Life Month, or that the miracle attributed to Father McGivney - saving the ... Read More »

A Note from Fr. Ben 10/18/20:

Posted by Angela Schneider

Hi everyone! In my last post I shared somestuff I learned about prayer while in theseminary. This week, I have a second roundof “stuff I learned in seminary,” which is theworking title of this little series where I hopeto share lessons, stories, graces, and fruits that I’ve gainedover the ... Read More »

From the Pastor 10/18/20:

Posted by Angela Schneider

Dear Parishioners,On October 22nd, we will celebrate the feast day of Saint Pope John Paul II (JPII). Formany of us, this is a saint in our times, as he died in 2005. He is the patron saint of"World Youth Day." He established the World Youth Days which served to ... Read More »

A Note from Fr. Jason: 10/11/20

Posted by Angela Schneider

What is Prayer?According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church:“Prayer is the raising of one’s mind and heart toGod” (CCC 2559). In Bishop Ricken’s pastoralreflection, Teach My People to Pray, he writes that“the Christian life is rooted in prayer, the fruit ofwhich is love.”Prayer is essential to the life ... Read More »

From the Pastor 10/11/20:

Posted by Angela Schneider

Dear Parishioners,I am ready to be done with this pandemic, are you? I am tired of wearing a mask and distancing. I just want to beable to shake a hand without worry, or be out and about in groups without concern. How about you? On theother hand, I do ... Read More »

A Note from Fr. Ben 10/4/20:

Posted by Angela Schneider

Hi Everyone!There is a lot of stuff I learned inseminary that I wish I learned long ago.My old vocation director, Fr. Schuster, once said hewished every young man could go to college seminaryjust so that they could learn some of these thingswhich should be “basics” but are often lost ... Read More »

From the Pastor 10/4/20:

Posted by Angela Schneider

Dear Parishioners,Happy parish feast day! I had hoped to have a gathering and a celebration but given our COVID-19 times,we have had to go to alternative options. I encourage you to plan your own family gathering to celebrate thefeast of St. Francis of Assisi. I can't decide, ice cream ... Read More »

A Note from Fr. Jason 9/27/20:

Posted by Angela Schneider

Dear Parishioners,We use many specialized words in the Church. Wordslike Paschal Mystery, the Eucharist, etc. One of thespecialized words that we use is Kerygma. Kerygma isa Greek word meaning “proclamation.” In the contextof the Church it means the proclamation of the story ofsalvation.The Kerygma begins with the book of ... Read More »