Because of the pancake breakfast on Sunday July 20th, instead of our normal mass schedule at St. Patricks and St. Stephens, there will be a combined mass at 9:30am at St. Stephens in Marathon.
The parable of the sower and the seed is often used to encourage the faithful to be the "good ground" for the message of Jesus. Hopefully, we identify with being "good ground." We certainly don't want to focus on the things that keep us from doing what Jesus calls us to do. ...