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From the Pastor

Resolutions

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 1/12/20

Dear Friends,

            We are still early enough into the year of our Lord 2020. Maybe you're still writing 2019 on various documents, which is understandable. Maybe you're still going strong with the resolutions you've made for this year, or maybe you've already given up on resolutions for this ... Read More »

Epiphany

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 1/07/20

Dear Friends,

            If you listen to Christmas music on the radio, you've probably noticed that the classic traditional Christmas carols, particularly religious carols, have receded into the background as modern Christmas songs now dominate the radio. A traditional Christmas carol with heavily religious themes in it is “The ... Read More »

Family Essentials

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 1/01/20

Dear Friends,

            As we celebrate the Feast of the Most Holy Family, I want to share some essentials and approaches that may help your family grow in holiness. These insights come from a small booklet entitled, Making Your Family Your Priority: Concrete Steps You Can Take That Will ... Read More »

A Welcome Christmas

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 12/21/19

Dear Friends,

            I mentioned in the Advent and Christmas letter that Christmas is the combination of elision of the phrase coming from the British tradition of calling December 25 “Christ's Mass.” It is obvious to see that in the word “Christmas.” Because of that, it should be reiterated, ... Read More »

The “O Antiphons"

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 12/21/19

Dear Friends,

            It's one of two Sundays in the year in which we use the liturgical color rose, sometimes mistakenly called pink. In Advent, this Sunday is Gaudete Sunday—Gaudete coming from Latin, meaning rejoice! We rejoice because Christmas is near, the time of waiting is nearly over. Rejoice!

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Turn Around

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 12/08/19

Dear Friends,

            Our Gospel reading for this Sunday (today) comes from St. Matthew's Gospel—the best of all—and we hear John the Baptist crying out for people to repent for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. The verb “repent” and the noun “repentance” trace their roots back to ... Read More »

Thanksgiving

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 11/24/19

Dear Friends,

            This is an interesting time of the year. For some, they begin preparing for Christmas as soon as Halloween is over, and without a doubt, there are people already putting up Christmas decorations. Some people lament this and complain that Thanksgiving is often forgotten and ignored. ... Read More »

Saints

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 11/24/19

Dear Friends,

            As we look at the saints during this month of November, I thought I would share some of my favorite saints with you. St. Matthew is obvious, as we share the same name. A former tax collector, he followed Jesus after Christ reached out to him ... Read More »

Vocations

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 11/10/19

Dear Friends,

            This past week was National Vocations Awareness Week. It would be simple to boil this week down to encouraging young men to think about priesthood, but there is more to vocations than priesthood, although that is an important topic to highlight. Vocation comes from the Latin ... Read More »

Three Parts of the Church

Posted by Deborah Dubois on 11/03/19

Dear Friends,

            As we enter into the month of November, the minds of many probably begin to focus on Thanksgiving, and all of us are forced to think about Christmas as sales, advertisements, and décor will more and more become Christmas oriented. However, November is an important month ... Read More »

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