Browsing the June 2019 archive of From the Parochial Administrator

Browsing the June 2019 archive of From the Parochial Administrator

What More Could He Have Done?

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 6/23/19

My brothers and sisters in Christ, Fr. Brennan, a priest who gave retreats, tells this story of his life. He was in Korea in a foxhole with his best friend. Suddenly a grenade rolled into the fox hole. His friend flipped away his cigarette and fell on the grenade and ... Read More »

In the NAME

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 6/23/19

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,   In the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, this is the way we begin many of our prayers. It calls on the Trinity to be with us and to bless us. It is "in the NAME, not names, ... Read More »

Come Holy Spirit

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 6/09/19

My brothers and sisters in Christ, Come, Holy Ghost, Heiliger Geist, Sanctus Spiritus, Espíritu Santo, Come, Holy Spirit!   I grew up with the German Heiliger Geist. I met Sanctus Spiritus, the latín version, in the seminary and Espíritu Santo in my Spanish learning  years. My brother still likes ... Read More »

Ascension

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 6/02/19

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ   For 6 weeks we have been celebrating Easter. The alleluias have been sung, shouted, whispered and proclaimed. We have heard the stories of Jesus' impact on the disciples. Their wonder, not believing, frightened and accepting.  Yet in all of that not totally ... Read More »

Best Number of Children

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 6/02/19

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, I mentioned to some folks that The Ohio State University did a study on the best number of children to have in the family in order to have the best adults to emerge. I asked the folks to guess the number. 3?, 2.5? ... Read More »