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From the Pastor

Be not afraid!

Posted by Barb Weaver on 3/24/20

Dear Friends,

            Be not afraid! These words are found often throughout the Gospels as Jesus spoke to people; these are words Pope St. John Paul II spoke often in his addresses. Jesus speaks these words to us today: Be not afraid! With Governor DeWine declaring a stay at ... Read More »

March 22 homily summary

Posted by Barb Weaver on 3/24/20

“It is so that the works of God might be made visible through him.”

 

When encountering the man born blind, Jesus's disciple ask Him the cause of the man's blindness. Jesus's response seems like a non-answer: “Neither he nor his parents sinned; it is so that the works ... Read More »

Bringing Others to Christ

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 3/06/20

Dear Friends,

            As we continue through Lent, our catechumens and candidates going through the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults enter into greater and deeper preparation for the Easter Vigil and full communion in the Catholic Church. Please remember them in your prayers throughout Lent. Additionally, you will ... Read More »

Lent as a Journey

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 2/29/20

Dear Friends,

            As we have just begun this Lenten season—a time of repentance and of turning back to the Lord—I share with you these words from Pope Benedict XVI:

 

            On this day, marked by the austere symbol of ashes, we enter the season of Lent, beginning ... Read More »

Lent

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 2/29/20

Dear Friends,

            This upcoming Wednesday is Ash Wednesday, which obviously means that Lent approaches. As a reminder, there will be Ash Wednesday Mass at St. Mary at 9am and at Resurrection at 7pm. This is often a day when people come to Mass in droves—which is a good ... Read More »

Meditation from Mother Teresa

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 2/18/20

Dear Friends,

            I share with you this week a meditation from St. Teresa of Calcutta (Mother Teresa); in this meditation, we should imagine our Lord Jesus Christ speaking to us:

            It is true.            I stand at the door of your heart, day and night. Even when you ... Read More »

The Blessed Sacrament

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 2/08/20

Dear Friends,

            For my column this week, I simply share with you the words of Fr. Francis J. Ripley about the Eucharist, the Blessed Sacrament:

 

            Jesus Christ is really present as Man and as God in the Holy Eucharist, consecrated during every Mass and reserved in ... Read More »

The Light of the World

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 2/08/20

Dear Friends,

            Someone asked me recently when the Christmas season ends. According to our liturgical calendar, the Christmas season ends with the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, which is typically celebrated the Sunday following the Solemnity of the Epiphany, which had traditionally been on January 6, ... Read More »

Priest, Prophet and King

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 1/26/20

Dear Friends,

            As I mentioned at the Masses last weekend, I want to thank you for your Christmas and birthday gifts to me. With heartfelt gratitude, I appreciate your generosity and kindness toward me. I have mentioned it to some people individually, but I want to reiterate to ... Read More »

Choose Life

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 1/26/20

Dear Friends,

            What is most important in life? What really matters? Your family and friends? Your job? Your home and possessions? How successful you are? Your plans for life? How others view you? Your favorite sports teams? I propose that the absolutely most important things in our lives ... Read More »

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