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Fr. Chris' Article - October 22, 2017

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 10/20/17

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

We have a shepherd! I’m sure everyone knows by now from various places that our relatively short wait for a bishop is now at an end.  At least the wait for who it will be is over.  Most will know the basics ... Read More »

Fr. Chris' Article - October 15, 2017

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 10/13/17

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, For us Catholics, the Christian life is not first and foremost about ‘getting saved’.  That’s of course what Jesus strives to do in and for us.  Our main goal is not just to ‘get to heaven,’ since that alone is kind of a ... Read More »

Fr. Chris' Article - October 8, 2017

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 10/06/17

 

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, As I write this, we priests of the diocese are gathered at our convocation, as I wrote about last week.  Thank you so much for your prayers.  It has been a great time of fellowship and brotherhood, and that is always a ... Read More »

Fr. Chris' Article - October 1, 2017

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 9/29/17

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Well, folks, we’re back in the thick of the activity of the year again!  Both child and adult religious education is off to a good start.  Our Steak Night and Parish Social went off very well indeed.  Many, many thanks to all the ... Read More »

Fr. Chris' Article - September 24, 2017

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 9/22/17

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Baptism.  It’s the Sacrament that is our gateway to the Church and all the other Sacraments.  It is our being definitively adopted as God’s own son or daughter and becoming part of the very Mystical Body of Christ.  This is no small deal. ... Read More »

Fr. Chris' Article - September 17, 2017

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 9/15/17

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, As you may recall that I have written before, we are continuing through the Year of Fatima in the Church.  In fact, the opportunities for receiving the year’s plenary indulgence conclude next month. In her messages to the three young children at Fatima, ... Read More »

Fr. Chris' Article - September 10, 2017

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 9/08/17

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, I often receive queries about what “Pope Francis just said.”  Frankly, it either has the effect of making me laugh or making me cringe.  Usually it either is something that is easily misunderstood, but not really off base, or it is a gross ... Read More »

Fr. Chris' Article - September 3, 2017

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 9/01/17

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

 

Happy Labor Day weekend! I just wanted to say a few words about the great dignity and importance that work plays in our earthly lives.  Indeed, God is most pleased with our efforts and labors to build up the world around us.  ... Read More »

Fr. Chris' Article - August 27, 2017

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 8/25/17

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, As I announced at Masses last weekend, we are changing some of our daily Mass schedule, and broadening it a bit.  I have done this with the express intention of making weekday Mass more accessible to a broader range of people, at least ... Read More »

Fr. Chris' Article - August 20, 2017

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 8/18/17

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Well, the summer break is at its end.  I can’t believe that most of our kids are back at school, our Daylight Discovery Preschool is back under way, and religious education kickoff is just around the corner. In that vein, we are once ... Read More »