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Fr. Chris' Article - December 10, 2017

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 12/08/17

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, This Wednesday, December 6th was the feast day of the great St. Nicholas, sometimes known as St. Nicholas of Myra or less frequently as St. Nicholas of Bari. He is of course the basis for our modern day fictional legend of Santa Claus ... Read More »

Fr. Chris' Article - December 3, 2017

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 12/01/17

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Since this weekend we will have offered the Anointing of the Sick after Masses to those in need of it, I wanted to unpack a little bit of the theology of that sacrament. It did occur to me that I’m precisely a week ... Read More »

Fr. Chris' Article - November 26, 2017

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 11/22/17

 

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Here we are, at the end of the line! Well, at least for the Church’s liturgical year, that is. We celebrate today the Solemnity of Christ the King of the Universe. We recall that at the end of all things, just as ... Read More »

Fr. Chris' Article - November 19, 2017

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 11/17/17

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, This last week on November 15th, we celebrated the memorial of St. Albert the Great, who is a bishop and doctor (teacher) of the Church.  St. Albert lived from 1200-1280, and was a Dominican priest and later bishop.  He was an exceptionally brilliant ... Read More »

Fr. Chris' Article - November 12, 2017

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 11/10/17

 

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Well, our religious education program is well underway for both children and adults.  I want to express that I am very happy with the adult education turnout so far.  Our Church history course, covering the first 500 years of Church history is ... Read More »

Fr. Chris' Article - November 5, 2017

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 11/03/17

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, When it comes to prayer and worship of the Lord God, there is no greater event than the celebration of the Holy Mass. However, for many people it is a challenge not to become ‘bored’ or distracted, or to see it as something ... Read More »

Fr. Chris' Article - October 29, 2017

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 10/27/17

 

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, This week sees the close of October and the ending of the opportunity for obtaining the Fatima indulgence.  I hope folks were able to take advantage of this time to cleanse their hearts and souls and grow in love and dependence on ... Read More »

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 »