A year or two ago, one Sunday, after the 10:45am Mass as I recall, I was enjoying the life of the parish— the good number of families and faithful, both young and old. It has been said to me, including by Bishop Johnston, that we have such a diverse parish with so many children. Anyway, […]
Anyone who enjoys singing or playing a musical instrument is encouraged to volunteer in the music ministry of the parish. You might choose to join the choir or take the role of song leader or musician. You might also consider asking someone to participate in this ministry! Please contact Carol using the Choir Contact Form on the right.
Youth Choir sings at the 10:45 Mass on the second Sunday of each month. Any youth grade 3 and up may join us. We meet at 6:00 in the music room on the Wednesday before we sing on Sunday. Please join us!
Adult Choir sings twice a month, once at the 10:45 Mass and once at the 8:15 Mass. We usually practice the Wednesday before we sing at 7:00 in the music room.
Musicians are volunteers who accomplished in their skills to play either piano, organ or other instrument. If you play an instrument and are interested in sharing your talent to enhance our liturgy, please contact Carol using the Choir Contact Form on the right.
Negative! Negative! Negative! “The kids are doing this. The adults are doing that. This is what is going on in our world, and it is wrong. This is why our country is going to hell in a hand basket. And Catholics are joining in, or not doing enough about it.” Negative! Negative! Negative! This is […]
The National March for Life occurred in Washington, D.C. this past Friday. I know full well that there are many who would call me a “one issue voter,” but why wouldn’t the abortion issue be pretty high on my list of concerns when it is now estimated that 60 million abortions have occurred in the […]
This week on Tuesday we’ll celebrate a very special feast in the Church—Our Lady of Guadalupe. In 1531 the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to now Saint Juan Diego with a message for the people. Here is part of what she said: “My dear little son, I love you. I desire you to know who I […]
Today we celebrate the Solemnity of The Holy Family. One family in our parish has a son visiting this weekend; Fr. Timothy Combs, O.P. His mom and dad, Nikki and Mick, have great reason to be proud. One Saint says ninety percent of a child’s vocation is owed to their mother and their father. What […]
The priest who preached my first Mass back home in Wisconsin – who is still a mentor to me – responded to my question of his favorite time of the year as a priest as being Christmas. Tomorrow we celebrate the great reality of God entering time, so we can enter eternity! We celebrate Christmas! […]
Epiphany is traditionally the day to bless homes with chalk blessed by a priest. Perhaps along with our homes we might also consider blessing our cell phones! From an article at www.thecatholicthing.org by Ines Murzaku: “A blessed smartphone or tablet? Yes. Parishioners at St. Matthew’s Church in Marsala (Sicily) were asked by Fr. Alessandro Palermo, […]
Can you believe it, Advent is almost here? Next Sunday is the first Sunday of Advent. This holy season begins the new liturgical year. I have four considerations for you and me for the new year. First, consider stopping in the church for Adoration with some fixed regularity. The schedule is in the vestibule and […]
Every few years someone makes a dire prediction that the world is coming to an end on a specific date. Each prediction is vehement, expressed with certainty, and wrong (so far). Perhaps time will not end before we die, but when we die, our own personal time comes to an end. We spend the month […]
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