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Dear Parishioners, I sit at my desk thinking of the events of last weekend. I am so very thankful for all of our volunteers who make our dinner so successful. I was delighted to see a great mix of long term and new parishioners and young and older parishioners. In particular I was happy to see a number of our parents with the children working at our dinner. I can think of no better example of service than when we are able to serve one another as a family of faith. So many people work behind the scenes to make our dinner possible. I thank God for the witness of faith, service and community that all of you provide. As ...

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Dear Parishioners, As you read this we are either preparing for or well under way into our Spring Sausage Dinner! We hope for good weather, generous patrons and hard working volunteers!  Events like our Sausage Dinners are a lot of work and can be tiring, but it is the best kind of tired that we can experience. We give ourselves in service to our community, working alongside people who share our faith and love of the Lord. As His disciples we tire ourselves out in service to Him and our neighbors. I can’t think of a better way to feel exhausted and yet content at the same time. My thanks to all the members...

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Dear parishioners, May the joy of the Risen Christ touch and transform your lives! I pray that the peace that Jesus offered to the apostles and those gathered on that first Easter morning will be experienced personally and profoundly by each of you. I am reminded of St. Augustine's thoughts on the experience of Lent and Easter: “Because there are these two periods of time - the one that now is, beset with the trials and troubles of this life, and the other yet to come, a life of everlasting serenity and joy - we are given two liturgical seasons, one before Easter and the other after. The season before Easte...

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Dear Parishioners, As we enter into Lent the Church urges us to make it a season of service and sacrifice for God and neighbor. All of our Lenten disciplines should free us to love God and neighbor with greater joy and zeal. May our fasting and abstinence increase our hunger for God. May our prayers challenge and encourage us to seek God always. May our almsgiving make us more aware of God’s bountiful blessings for us. These common Lenten disciplines are meant to make God the center of our lives and the focal point of our desires. One of the greatest things about being Catholic is the immense spiritual treasury...

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Dear parishioners, Please take time to read Archbishop Carlson’s statement on Immigration. We pray for a solution that will welcome those seeking to share in the life of our nation while at the same time recognizing any who would wish malice upon us. Peace, Fr. Tom FROM ARCHBISHOP CARLSON: The recent executive order to turn away refugees and to narrow or close our nation’s doors to our migrant sisters and brothers who are fleeing hunger, hardships, violence and persecution does not represent the best of our Catholic and American values and ideals. As Catholics, we appreciate the sensitivity shown to Ch...

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Dear Parishioners

Posted on February 01, 2017 in: General News, Pastor's Thoughts

A little more than a year ago I mentioned the formation of a few new organizations and committees in our parish family. I have not forgotten about the various groups that were brought to my attention last year, but alas - have been lax and inattentive. My hope is to assemble the interested individuals and let them run with the ball. I will do my best to help these groups get rolling. 

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