Browsing From the Parochial Administrator

Browsing From the Parochial Administrator

The greatest week of the year!

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 4/14/19

My brothers and sisters, Welcome to the greatest, most painful, spiritual, agonizing, joyful, despairing, learning week of the year. Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord, a mixture of jubilation and devastation and suffering all wrapped up into one day. Jesus is praised, lauded, condemned, crucified all in one ... Read More »

Let This Cup Pass Away

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 4/14/19

Let this cup pass away, my brothers and sisters, Monday night I spoke about the suffering of Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane. What struck me was the phrase: "Father (Abba) let this cup pass away from me, but not my will but yours be done!"   How often ... Read More »

Spring Cleaning

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 3/31/19

Spring time, Spring cleaning, I remember dad saying that he was in trouble when mom noticed someone cleaning windows in spring time. His turn would come when they arrived at home. There is more energy in the air, the temperature seems warmer and we feel more motivated to go ... Read More »

St. Joseph the Worker, Not Workaholic

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 3/24/19

It seems to me that when we work we have a number of options. We can work for our families, we can work for God, or we can work for ourselves. Many times the worker speaks of working to support his family and  make life easier for them. He/she ... Read More »

New Pastor Appointed for July

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 3/09/19

Dear Friends,

I have some important news about our parishes to share with you.

For well over a year, Father Nelson Beaver, had intended to retire from active ministry in July 2019.  While Father Beaver remains on administrative leave, he recently he submitted to Bishop Thomas his resignation as ... Read More »

Annual Catholic Appeal

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 3/06/19

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,   After Vatican II Council (late 1960s), the Church exploded with new efforts to share the faith and involve lay people. We formed Pastoral Councils, Finance Councils, Liturgy Committees, Social Action Committees and other efforts. The Diocese also worked hard to support these ... Read More »

The EXAMEN

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 2/24/19

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,   How do we put the Lord in our daily Life? What can help us to experience his Presence as we go about our daily activities? St. Ignatius of Loyola gave the EXAMEN to his disciples to use. I would like to share ... Read More »

Love Your Enemies!

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 2/18/19

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, The next few Sundays are going to be challenging to say the least. Jesus is continuing to teach and it sounds like he wants us to be different folks than anyone else. It's time to reflect, assess our lives and see how we ... Read More »

National Marriage Week

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 2/09/19

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,   It gets confusing many times. There are many days and weeks dedicated to various groups e.g. religious sisters and brothers, the babies, the incarcerated, the environment, days like Martin Luther King Day, Independence Day and, lest I forget, groundhog day. Invariably in ... Read More »

We are the Body of Christ!

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 2/03/19

My brothers and sisters in Christ! This past Sunday St. Paul wrote to the Corinthians (12:12-30) That in the Holy Spirit, we are brought together into the Body of Christ. This is important.  'In the Holy Spirit' who moves us, inspires us, directs us to Christ Jesus and unites us ... Read More »