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Challenges & Choices

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 10/10/18

From the desk of Fr Stephen...

In today’s gospel from Mark, we have the famous story of the rich young man. He comes to see Jesus and asks what he needs to do to inherit Eternal Life.  Jesus replies “Keep the Commandments.”  The young man says he already keeps ... Read More »

Protecting God's Children

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 10/04/18

From the desk of Fr Stephen…

As you know, a couple of weeks ago, we Redemptorists were asked to go to Liguori to continue our ongoing training in Protecting God’s Children (Praesidium).  We have to do this every year or two so that we comply with our insurance company.  ... Read More »

One Goal

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 10/04/18

From the desk of Fr Stephen… 

I ask for your prayers today on behalf of our Redemptorist Denver province.  This week we will be meeting in Tucson at our retreat house where we will elect leadership.  I guess I shouldn’t say new leadership because it’s possible we elect the ... Read More »

Patience

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 9/20/18

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,

When I was born in 1961 fast food restaurants had been around for quite a while. However, for most people they were still an occasional quick fix to a busy day, and not a daily routine. It was very important in our family ... Read More »

SMUS

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 9/12/18

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,

About 23 years ago, for several weeks, we had parishioners coming to Mass wearing T-shirts saying simply, “S.M.U.S.,” with the intention that people would ask, “What is S.M.U.S.?” Of course, you all now know that S.M.U.S. stands for “Sign Me Up Sunday!” It ... Read More »

Precious Gifts

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 9/05/18

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,

In the 1st Reading today from Isaiah, Yahweh comes to save the people. In doing so: The eyes of the blind are open, The ears of the deaf are cleared, The lame leap, The tongue of the mute sing for joy, And all ... Read More »

Gifts of Time and Talent

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 8/29/18

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,

Even though it’s been 28 years since I attended a regular school year, I still seem to operate on a school calendar. I never got the hang of a “fiscal year,” which is probably why my budgets are always late

Your Parish Needs You

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 8/27/18

Dear Sisters & Brothers,

“Our God is an on-time God!” Recently I shared that we had been blessed by being the beneficiaries of a very generous gift left to us by Clarence Zacher. This is truly a blessing as there are a number of items that have been on ... Read More »

Youth at our Parish

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 8/27/18

 

 

 

 

 

From the desk of Fr Steve...

A couple of weeks ago, 4 young adults from our parish went to Canandaigua, New York where the Redemptorists have a retreat house.  We met there for a full week with other young adults and Redemptorists from around ... Read More »

Memorial Brick Garden

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 8/27/18

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,

One of the things that I did not get to do during our Jubilee Year was to install a few special bricks in our Memorial Brick Garden. Throughout our history, there have been a number of people who contributed to The Rock in ... Read More »