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Posted by Patricia Garnett on 6/22/17

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,

Today we will be enjoying our annual picnic. I hope you are planning to join us. It is always a great event, and a wonderful opportunity to fellowship and build community. As you know, this year we celebrate 150 years. While it is ... Read More »

The Body and Blood of Christ

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 6/17/17

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,

Today we celebrate the Feast of Corpus Christi, or the Body and Blood of Christ. I want to congratulate the seven young men and women who will be making their first Holy Communion today. I know they are excited! I am overjoyed to ... Read More »

Open Your Heart and Your Mind Will Follow

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 6/12/17

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,

I think everyone has a few Scripture verses that they resonate with or connect with in some way. I have a number of them. Two that we have recently heard: "Why do you search for the Living One amongst the dead?" & "Men ... Read More »

The Gift of The Spirit

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 6/01/17

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,

Happy Pentecost!!!  It is hard to believe that we are already at Pentecost. This year has been flying by. Today, we celebrate the birthday of The Church, and the great birthday present that we have received from our God. We normally think about ... Read More »

United As One

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 5/25/17

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,

When I was a student, I was very involved in Peace & Justice and participated in several marches. I do remember the hostility that those marches invoked in some people. They called us "communists" and said we were unpatriotic for criticizing the government. ... Read More »

150th Jubilee Banquet

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 5/18/17

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,

In case you are unaware, our Jubilee Banquet has been scheduled for September 8th, at the Clayton Plaza Hotel. I hope you are as excited as I am about celebrating this milestone in our Parish's history. As a Parish, we have come a ... Read More »

Happy Mother's Day

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 5/11/17

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,         

Happy Mother's Day to all of you who have given life, who have mothered someone, who have cared for and/or nurtured someone. We all owe so much to these women (and even the women who had to step up ... Read More »

Adventures from the Past Week

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 5/04/17

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,

I pray your Easter Season has been going well and that you are not too soggy as we continue to celebrate the gift of our Salvation through the Resurrection of Christ. Personally, I had a nice few days to unwind and relax as ... Read More »

Why Attend Sunday Mass?

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 5/02/17

Why Attend Sunday Mass?

The Catholic Church tells us that we have an obligation to go to Mass every Sunday. It is an obligation that most of us fulfill willingly, but many people don’t understand why the Church requires this of us.  In the Third Commandment, God tells us ... Read More »

What should I do if I'm not getting fed in my church?

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 4/20/17

What should I do if I'm not getting fed in my church?

If God's Word is being preached in your church, but you come to feel that you're not getting fed, it may mean that you're not using your own "knife and fork." Many are simply lazy and don't ... Read More »