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From the desk of Fr Steve March 29, 2020

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 3/25/20

From the desk of Fr Stephen

In this week’s gospel reading we hear of the raising of Lazarus from the dead.  This is certainly an important reading for all of us to hear because we all have faith in the Resurrection.  In this particular example Jesus wants to make ... Read More »

From the desk of Fr Stephen March 22, 2020

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 3/25/20

From the desk of Fr Stephen

This past Sunday my homily focused on the belief of the Samaritan woman and then asking ourselves just who and what we believe in.  Today’s gospel follows along the same lines.  Jesus cures the man born blind.  The Pharisees and Scribes do not ... Read More »

From the desk of Fr Stephen March 15, 2020

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 3/11/20

From the desk of Fr Stephen

If you can remember, last year at this time we had an abundance of rain in the spring.  It also had done quite a bit of snowing out west which all fell into the Mississippi River.  As all the water was passing through ... Read More »

From the desk of Fr Stephen March 8, 2020

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 3/04/20

From the desk of Fr Stephen

 

As we move through the Lenten season, we are reminded from time to time of the culmination of Lent where we will enter Holy Week and finally celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus.  When Jesus rises, he takes on a glorified body.  We ... Read More »

Changes to the Mass March 2020

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 3/03/20

Changes to the Mass to  address corona virus concerns

Following are changes to our Liturgy as suggested by the Archdiocese to address the concerns with the spreading of corona virus: We will suspend the exchange of the sign of peace via physical contact; you may exchange a verbal sign ... Read More »

From the desk of Fr Stephen Nov 24, 2019

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 11/19/19

From the desk of Fr Stephen

Today we are celebrating the feast of Christ the King. It is the last Sunday in Ordinary Time. Next week we will celebrate the 1st Sunday of Advent. On this feast today, we celebrate the fact that Jesus Christ is the king of ... Read More »

From the desk of Fr Stephen Nov 17, 2019

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 11/16/19

From the desk of Fr Stephen

Today is the last Sunday in Ordinary Time in the Church calendar.  Next Sunday is the feast of Jesus, the King of the world, and the Sunday after that is the 1st Sunday of Advent.  It is amazing how time flies.  I have ... Read More »

From the desk of Fr Stephen Nov 10, 2019

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 11/16/19

From the desk of Fr Stephen 

One of the questions that I am in the habit of asking our young ones is “What do you want to be when you grow up?”  Now it depends on how old the person is when I ask this question and the response ... Read More »

From the desk of Fr Stephen Nov 3, 2019

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 11/16/19

From the desk of Fr Stephen 

The story in today’s gospel about Zacchaeus has always been one of my favorite stories in the bible.  I think it has been one of my favorites because it shows how Jesus really does reach out to the sinner, hoping that person turns ... Read More »

From the desk of Fr Stephen Oct 27, 2019

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 10/28/19

From the desk of Fr Stephen…

Recently I was talking to a young adult about going to Sunday mass.  I asked them whether they attended Sunday mass regularly.  She said no, but that she did not think she was going to hell for it.  I thought about that response ... Read More »