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From Our Pastor – November 28, 2021

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From Our Pastor Advent 2021 I arrived here July 1. I can hardly believe it already Advent! And yet, here we are. We have two different callings in Advent; wait and prepare! Neither one can be ignored. Waiting is essential and beneficial. We know this from many aspects of our…

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Nov
20

From Our Pastor – November 21, 2021

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From Our Pastor: Peace! We as Americans, because of our history, are not generally disposed to embracing the idea of Kingship. We fought a war over it! And yet, this last weekend of our Liturgical Year, our Church celebrates the Kingship of Jesus Christ and asks us to again, embrace…

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Nov
12

From Our Pastor – November 14, 2021

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From Our Pastor – November 14, 2021 Brothers and Sisters: Throughout our lives, we’ve heard from lots of seers and false prophets of doom and gloom. Remember when the calendar turned from 1999 to 2000? It was predicted that everything was going to stop, the electric grid, airplanes, entertainment, etc….

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Nov
5

From Our Pastor – November 07, 2021

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From Our Pastor: The age-old adage, “it is more blessed to give than to receive,” is the central truth of our Scripture lesson in our Weekend Liturgy. The woman in the book of Kings provides for Elijah and her generosity is holy. The woman in the Temple gave a small…

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Oct
29

From Our Pastor – October 31, 2021

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From Our Pastor: Throughout our lives, we seek happiness, which we believe ultimately is Union with our God, Creator, Redeemer, and Holy Spirit. We anticipate this to be Heaven and Eternal life. This is a holy hope and one we must always seek and cherish. However, at times, we are…

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Oct
22

From Our Pastor – October 24, 2021

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Spiritual Sight The blind man in today’s gospel asks Jesus to heal him, “I want to see!” Don’t we all! Our blindness is real even if we have 20/20 eyesight. We often look in the wrong places to find that which we seek most; holiness and happiness. Why is this…

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Oct
15

From Our Pastor – October 17, 2021

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From Our Pastor: Brothers and Sisters On this Sunday I want to update and thank you for a wonderful response to our Annual HOPE Appeal. After kicking off only a couple of weeks ago, we have gone over the 50% mark of our assessment! This is a great outpouring of…

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Oct
8

From Our Pastor – October 10, 2021

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From Our Pastor: The Diocesan Synod. It’s a fact, that we are a small segment of the diocesan church, the US Catholic Church, and the Church Universal. Yet, we are NOT an insignificant part! God is at work in all of you. Recognizing this, the church invites all of us…

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Oct
1

From Our Pastor: – October 03, 2021

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From Our Pastor: Brothers and Sisters: We now find ourselves in the beautiful month of October. Beautiful for many reasons. First, our valley itself is beautiful in its splendor right now. Secondly, our Church dedicates October to Our Blessed Mother and the Rosary. Please see a great way to unite…

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Sep
24

From Our Pastor: – September 26, 2021

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From Our Pastor: Brothers and Sisters: Fall is upon us and cooler and more colorful scenes will bless our beautiful valley. The month of October is a wonderful month of available graces for all of us; especially through the generosity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. October is the month of…

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