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Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Posted by debbie linbrunner on 1/16/18

Pastor’s Letter Jan 21, 2018 The 7 days from Jan. 18 through Jan. 25th is the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. The theme of unity is a focus of the prayers at the Last Supper: “That they be one as we are one, Father”. St. Paul picks it ... Read More »

Epiphany 2018

Posted by debbie linbrunner on 1/03/18

Epiphany 2018

Today we celebrate the Feast of Epiphany. Epiphany is Greek for “revealing God”. It centers around the visit of the Kings, or Magi. God is revealed to all the nations- not just a chosen people in shepherds but foreigners who were not formed by scripture of the ... Read More »

Holy Family

Posted by debbie linbrunner on 12/27/17

Pastor's LETTER- Holy Family 2017

From the Catechism of the Catholic Church - #2223

Parents have the first responsibility for the education of their children. They bear witness to this responsibility first by creating a home where tenderness, forgiveness, respect, fidelity, and disinterested service are the rule. The home ... Read More »

There was in that place a certain man named John

Posted by debbie linbrunner on 12/20/17

 There was in that place a certain man named John, of good reputation and even better life, whom the blessed Francis particularly loved. Noble and honorable in his own land, he had trodden on nobility of the flesh and pursued that of the mind. Around fifteen days before the ... Read More »

parish volunteers

Posted by debbie linbrunner on 12/01/17

Pastor’s Letter Dec 3, 2017

This past Saturday we, a group of parish volunteers, worked with our Landscaper Joe Rupolo to clean up around the friary building. There were a dozen men, many who work as landscapers themselves who put their hands to the job. Garden beds were raked ... Read More »

group conversation around the book: “Growing an Engaged Congregation”.

Posted by debbie linbrunner on 11/15/17

Pastor’s Letter- Nov 18, 2017

This past week we had our first small group conversation around the book: “Growing an Engaged Congregation”. There were a few things that struck us. That building the spiritual identity and connection of members come first. That programs and forms without a relationship with ... Read More »

Be ready when He should appear, keep your lamps burning.”

Posted by debbie linbrunner on 11/08/17

Pastor’s letter Nov 11

Be ready when He should appear, keep your lamps burning.”  At the end of every baptism for each newly baptized, a candle is lit from the Paschal Candle. It is a wonderful symbol. The Paschal candle is blessed and lit at the Easter Vigil and ... Read More »

“Growing an Engaged Church”.

Posted by debbie linbrunner on 11/01/17

             The numbers on religious affiliation in the United States have been coming in regularly. One of the trends is that fewer and fewer people identify with a particular denomination (Catholic, Methodist, etc.) Among Catholics the total numbers have not declined as precipitately as the Mainline Protestant Churches, and ... Read More »

All Saints and All Souls Day

Posted by debbie linbrunner on 10/27/17

Pastor’s letter Oct 28, 2017

This coming week we have the two great celebrations of All Saints and All Souls Day. In the larger society there is the celebration of Halloween which is for two groups of people: those who love candy and thin others should pay for it ... Read More »

Confirmation is a weird sort of thing.

Posted by debbie linbrunner on 10/11/17

Pastor’s Letter- October 15, 2017

This weekend we had our confirmations for teens. Confirmation is a weird sort of thing. It is about the gift of the Holy Spirit and the beginning of a life more fully alive as a Catholic Christian. It is also the end of the ... Read More »

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