Browsing From the Pastor

Browsing From the Pastor

Look Deeper

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 8/14/19

Dear Friends,

            In light of the shootings in El Paso and Dayton, I share the thoughts of others. First, I share the thoughts of Fr. John Hollowell, a priest from the Archdiocese of Indianapolis:

 

We do not just offer “thoughts and prayers.” In the wake of two ... Read More »

Month of Mary

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 8/14/19

Dear Friends,

            We've had some hot weather in the last couple of weeks. The summer in Rome is even worse when it comes to heat. I think of this as we approach August 5, the feast of the Dedication of St. Mary Major, one of the four major ... Read More »

Praying for Those We Don't Like

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 7/26/19

Dear Friends,

            Bishop Thomas joins us for Mass at each parish this weekend, as I've announced the last couple of weekends. Thank you, Bishop Thomas, for coming to St. Mary of the Snows and Resurrection Parishes to celebrate Mass and install me as pastor.

            One of the ... Read More »

Parables

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 7/20/19

Dear Friends,

            Parables are the stories Jesus tells throughout the Gospels, stories that can be humorous, that can punch us in the gut, that often teach a moral lesson, that reveal something about the Kingdom of God. Most specifically, the parables reveal to us who Jesus is. Keeping ... Read More »

Repetition

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 7/16/19

Dear Friends,

            Repetition is the mother of all learning, so I've been told before. As I mentioned at some of the Masses this weekend, please keep reminding me of your names so that I may learn them. If I can remember the starting lineup for the 1994 Cleveland ... Read More »

Fr. Matthew Frisbee

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 7/05/19

Dear Friends,

            How excited I am that Bishop Thomas has assigned me to be your pastor! I look forward to getting to know you, serve you, and worship with you in these upcoming weeks, months, and years.

            Perhaps a little introduction of myself is in order. My ... Read More »

Facing the Inevitable with Hope and Trust

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 9/12/18

   We all know in our minds that some day our loved ones and we are going to die. And yet, when death comes to our household, we are never fully prepared for this. In terms of its impact upon us, the death of persons who mean a lot ... Read More »

What is Alpha?

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 9/12/18

 What is Alpha?  Perhaps you have seen the signs or heard folks talking about it after Mass.   

Our Bishop Daniel Thomas answered this question in a letter last year where he expressed his support stating:

  “The Alpha program is based on welcome and hospitality, sharing and prayer.  Each session ... Read More »

The RCIA Process

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 8/26/18

BUILDING UPON DEACON AL’S ARTICLE ABOUT THE RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS (R.C.I.A.) PROCESS FOR PERSONS WHO WANT TO EXPLORE THE CATHOLIC FAITH: The RCIA process offers non-Catholic persons an opportunity to explore the Catholic Faith. By the way, the sessions of this process are open to Catholic ... Read More »

Getting Ready to Return to School

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 8/22/18

    During this coming week or shortly thereafter, a number of children of all ages will be returning to school. Going to school offers an excellent opportunity to put our spirituality to work. The way in which we relate to the necessity of going to school is a ... Read More »