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Fr. Chris' Article - June 25, 2016

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 6/23/17

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Wow! What a full and wonderful week we’ve been able to have here at St. John’s! As many of you probably know, we’ve had our annual Vacation Bible School, and the focus of the week for the kids was learning about the mystery ... Read More »

Fr. Chris' Article - June 18, 2017

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 6/16/17

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Happy Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ!

Also, Happy Father’s Day! Since I wrote of Corpus Christi and the procession last week to the Cathedral, I wanted to concentrate in a sense on fatherhood for us, particularly spiritual fatherhood. I have ... Read More »

Fr. Chris' Article - June 11, 2017

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 6/09/17

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Blessed Trinity Sunday! I wanted to take the opportunity this week to encourage you to participate in a great event that will be taking place once again this coming Sunday, June 18. For the last several years on Corpus Christi Sunday, there has ... Read More »

Fr. Chris' Article - June 4, 2017

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 6/02/17

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, 

A blessed and holy Pentecost to all of you!! By the time of your reading this, Bishop Charles Thompson will have ordained two new men to the Priesthood for the Diocese of Evansville. It goes without saying that this is great news! It ... Read More »

Fr. Chris' Article - May 28, 2017

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 5/27/17

 

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, It seems that we are in a time warp. Weren’t we just celebrating Holy Week?  Now we are coming to the end of the Easter season!  his weekend we celebrate the Ascension of the Lord. You might be thinking, “Isn’t Ascension supposed ... Read More »

Fr. Chris' Article - May 21, 2017

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 5/19/17

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Last week I wrote a bit about St. Damien of Molokai. This week I wish to write about another great saint that is revered by many, and lived a life that was both heartbreaking and inspiring: St. Rita of Cascia. Rita lived from ... Read More »

Fr. Chris' Article - May 14, 2017

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 5/12/17

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, This past Wednesday, the 10th, we in the American Church celebrated a great ‘modern’ saint, Damien de Veuster, or St. Damien of Molokai. His is one of the most inspiring stories of compassion and self-sacrificial love in all of the canon of the ... Read More »

Fr. Chris' Article - May 7, 2017

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 5/05/17

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Last week we learned and pondered the events of Fatima, Portugal on this 100th anniversary of the apparitions. So what can we do to participate in this, for the good of our souls, but also for the souls of our deceased loved ones ... Read More »

Fr. Chris' Article - April 30, 2017

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 4/28/17

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, There is a very important anniversary on the near horizon. Saturday, May 13th of this year will mark the 100th anniversary of the apparition of Our Lady to three shepherd children in Fatima, Portugal. This amazing and miraculous apparition of Mary to these ... Read More »

Fr. Chris' Article - April 23, 2017

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 4/21/17

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, As we close out the Octave of Easter this Sunday, we also recall that as of May 5, 2000, Pope St. John Paul II also designated this Sunday to be Divine Mercy Sunday.  This commemorates the devotion brought about by the mystical visions ... Read More »