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From the desk of Fr Stephen September 19, 2021

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 9/16/21

From the desk of Fr Stephen

In St. Mark’s Gospel the last few weeks, Jesus has been curing people and the crowds have been enormous.  Because of this, the Apostles have gotten excited and began to believe Jesus is the promised Messiah.  They want to believe this Messiah, Jesus, ... Read More »

From the desk of Fr Stephen Sep 12, 2021

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 9/09/21

From the desk of Fr Stephen

This past Thursday, September 9th, we celebrated the Feast of St. Peter Claver.  Peter Claver was a Jesuit priest from Spain that went to the foreign missions in Colombia, where he ministered to the African men, women and children after they got off ... Read More »

From the desk of Fr Stephen Sept 6 2021

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 9/02/21

From the desk of Fr Stephen

I am familiar with a song in our Catholic Faith tradition that has a refrain that says “The Lord hears the cry of the poor.  Blessed be the Lord.”  That song’s refrain could probably be echoed thousands of times every day in many ... Read More »

From the desk of Fr Stephen August 29, 2021

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 8/26/21

From the desk of Fr Stephen

With the pandemic still raging across the globe, people are still somewhat cautious of gathering in one space. Fortunately, with advanced technology, people can meet virtually.  It is not quite the same as meeting in person, but it is better than meeting on ... Read More »

From the desk of Fr Stephen August 22, 2021

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 8/18/21

From the desk of Fr Stephen

As you know, last week I was in Montana visiting my brother and his family.  It is a beautiful part of the country.  I was able to get out and do some fishing.  I caught some trout and perch.  My brother had gotten ... Read More »

From the desk of Fr Stephen August 15, 2021

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 8/11/21

From the desk of Fr Stephen

Hello! 

Today I am writing to you from Livingston, Montana; population, 7,500.  I try to come north to see my brother every summer but have not made it out here the last couple of years.  Montana is a beautiful part of the country, ... Read More »

From the desk of Fr Stephen August 8, 2021

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 8/06/21

From the desk of Fr Stephen

Hello all!

These past couple of Sundays have been very eventful.  Two weeks ago, Fr. Tom gave a very rousing talk at our liturgy.  The congregation was certainly energized by his preaching.  I am glad he was able to take time to be ... Read More »

From the desk of Fr Stephen

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 7/29/21

For the desk of Fr Stephen

Today we celebrate the Feast of St. Alphonsus Liguori.  He is the founder of the Redemptorist Order of priests and brothers. He founded the order in 1732 to preach the Gospel of Christ to the poor and abandoned people of southern Italy. He ... Read More »

From the desk of Fr Stephen July 25, 2021

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 7/22/21

From the desk of Fr Stephen

The whole story of the people of Israel is a fascinating one.  God makes a covenant with Abraham and designates Abraham’s descendants as His chosen people.  These chosen ones end up in Egypt, where they eventually are enslaved.  This enslavement lasts for several ... Read More »

From the desk of Fr Stephen July 18, 2021

Posted by Patricia Garnett on 7/14/21

From the desk of Fr Stephen

There once was a young man who had just gotten ordained to the priesthood.  He had in his own mind that he wanted to bring Jesus into the world.  He was going to organize the parish with different committees and they would do ... Read More »