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Fr. Chris' Article - June 24, 2018

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 6/22/18

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, This past week we had a wonderful and inspiring time at St. John’s with the Vacation Bible School. This is always an exciting time for children and adults alike, and it is a wonderful opportunity for all of us to grow more deeply ... Read More »

Fr. Chris' Article - June 17, 2018

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 6/15/18

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Last week I gave a small reflection on the priesthood.  This is a great segue into a very joyful bit of news that will soon be common knowledge in the diocese.  People in our many parishes have been praying for years for we ... Read More »

Fr. Chris' Article - June 10, 2018

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 6/08/18

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Last week I celebrated 10 years of priesthood. It all went so quickly! I wanted to take the opportunity to profoundly thank all of you for your immense well-wishes, generosity, and most especially for your prayers for me. I was most humbled by ... Read More »

Fr. Chris' Article - June 3, 2018

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 6/01/18

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Last week, the traditionally very Catholic nation of the Republic of Ireland voted overwhelmingly in a referendum to remove their 8th amendment from their national constitution. This amendment was added in 1983, and was meant to be a bulwark against legalized abortion in ... Read More »

Fr. Chris' Article - May 27, 2018

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 5/25/18

 

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, This weekend is of course a great opportunity for us to (hopefully) relax a little bit, enjoy the company of family and friends, and take a break from the rat race that we too often call life.  Of course, Memorial Day is ... Read More »

Fr. Chris' Article - May 20, 2018

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 5/18/18

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, As you no doubt have noticed, our parking lot has been a little more than refreshed! After the last couple of winters of freeze, thaw, plowing and traffic, our front parking lot was beginning to show some wear. In addition, the lot striping ... Read More »

Fr. Chris' Article - May 13, 2018

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 5/09/18

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, “Whoever dies in this garment shall not suffer eternal fire.” – promise of Our Lady to St. Simon Stock, July 16, 1251 As we continue through the month of Mary, I thought I would shed a little more light on a very popular ... Read More »

Fr. Chris' Article - May 6, 2018

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 5/04/18

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Here we are, once again in the month of May, and the pollen is flying!  Ugh!  However, there is so much life and beauty as well! This is one of the reasons why the Church continues to honor Mary in a particular way ... Read More »

Fr. Chris' Article - April 29, 2018

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 4/27/18

 

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, This weekend Bishop Joseph Siegel will have just bestowed upon 16 of our teenage brothers and sisters the great Sacrament of Confirmation.  For those of us who have already received this final sacrament of initiation, this should be an opportunity for us ... Read More »

Fr. Chris' Article - April 22, 2018

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 4/20/18

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, There are many issues and matters that are of great importance to the Church and those that make her up.  However, one that has perennially been foremost in the minds and hearts of pastors and faithful alike is the question of who exactly ... Read More »