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Pastor’s Column - December 4, 2022

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Pastor’s Column - December 4, 2022 This weekend’s Readings from Sacred Scripture speak to us about the role that repentance has in our Advent journey. We all are called to recognize those areas of our lives that are in need of God’s mercy and forgiveness. Simply put, Jesus took flesh…

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Nov
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𝐏𝐚𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐫’𝐬 𝐂𝐨𝐥𝐮𝐦𝐧 – 𝐍𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐦𝐛𝐞𝐫 𝟐𝟕, 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟐

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Pastor’s Column – November 27, 2022 This weekend is the First Sunday of Advent and the beginning of the Church year. Our Responsorial Psalm calls us to “go rejoicing to the house of the Lord.” The Gospel reminds us that we do not know the hour or the day when…

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Nov
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Pastor’s Column – November 20, 2022

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Pastor’s Column – November 20, 2022 This weekend we celebrate the Feast of Christ the King which is the last Sunday of the Church year. As an American people, we do not like kings too much. We dislike them so much that our country fought a war to free ourselves…

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Nov
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Pastor’s Column – November 13, 2022

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Pastor’s Column – November 13, 2022 How often are we like the people in this weekend’s Gospel reading? How many times do we get caught up in the events of our world? How many of us have gotten caught up in Powerball fever this week? I have to admit I…

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Nov
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Pastor’s Column – November 06, 2022

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Pastor’s Column – November 06, 2022 This weekend’s Readings from Sacred Scripture speak to us about death. As we mature, we become more concerned and preoccupied with the idea of death. This past Wednesday evening we gathered as a parish family and prayed for those who have died in the…

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Oct
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Pastor’s Column – October 30, 2022

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Pastor’s Column – October 30, 2022 This weekend’s Gospel Reading tells us the story about Zacchaeus the tax collector. Zacchaeus hears that Jesus is coming to his village and he has a great desire to see him. He is physically unable to see him because he was short, so Zacchaeus…

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Oct
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Pastor’s Column – October 23, 2022

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Pastor’s Column – October 23, 2022 This weekend’s Gospel Reading tells us the parable of the Pharisee and the Publican. The Pharisee is in the temple area and, standing in front, raises his hands in praise of God for all the good things that he does. He proceeds to tell…

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Oct
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Pastor’s Column – October 16, 2022

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Pastor’s Column At our September Parish Council Meeting, there was a discussion about the Mass schedule for our St. Stephen/St. Patrick Parish family. I asked the question if we really need two Sunday Masses in our parish. It seems like the numbers do not warrant it. I asked the question…

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Oct
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Pastor’s Column – October 9, 2022

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Pastor’s Column – October 9, 2022 This Sunday the Church celebrates Deacon Sunday. It is a time for us to thank God for the ministry of deacon in our midst. Our Parish community is blessed to have the ministry of Deacon Tony Miller. Deacon Tony is invaluable to me as…

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Pastor’s Column – October 2, 2022

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Pastor’s Column How many times have we been like the apostles in this weekend’s Gospel Reading and asked our Lord to “Increase our faith”? How many times have we been struggling with a problem or issue in our lives and asked the Lord for a deeper faith and trust in…

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