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Fr. Chris' Article - October 21, 2018

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 10/19/18

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, As we are no doubt well aware, there is a midterm election on the horizon.  Unfortunately, these non-presidential elections are benignly ignored by a large portion of the voting bloc of the nation. For some reason, if the person ‘at the top’ (the ... Read More »

Fr. Chris' Article - October 14, 2018

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 10/12/18

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, On Monday on the Roman Calendar, the Church celebrates the feast day of St. Theresa of Jesus, otherwise known as St. Theresa of Avila. She is one of the great saints of the Counter-Reformation, or the Catholic movement to reform the Church from ... Read More »

Fr. Chris' Article - October 7, 2018

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 10/05/18

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Wednesday the 3rd, we celebrated the relatively new feast day of a recently canonized local saint: Mother Théodore Guérin. Guérin was the founder of the Sisters of Providence at St. Mary of the Woods near Terre Haute, IN. She was born in France ... Read More »

Fr. Chris' Article - September 30, 2018

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 9/28/18

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, On Monday the 1st of October we will celebrate the memorial of St. Therese of the Child Jesus, also known as St. Therese of Lisieux or the Little Flower. Therese is perhaps one of the greatest and most beloved saints in Modern times. ... Read More »

Fr. Chris' Article - September 23, 2018

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 9/24/18

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, I simply want to encourage folks to once again take advantage of the many great programs we have available here at St. John’s and around the area.  I know I’m always beating the drum of catechesis and how important it is to know ... Read More »

Fr. Chris' Article - September 16, 2018

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 9/13/18

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, On Saturday, September 14, we celebrated the feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, and the next day, September the 15, was the memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows. Obviously these are two celebrations on the Church calendar that are closely linked. ... Read More »

Fr. Chris' Article - September 9, 2018

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 9/07/18

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, For the last few decades in this country, the Sunday after Labor Day has been set aside as national Grandparents Day. This is a wise sector of our society to applaud and look to for guidance, for they have seen a lot more ... Read More »

Fr. Chris' Article - September 2, 2018

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 8/31/18

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

As the waves of scandal continue to rock the Barque of Peter, many of us find ourselves asking the question, “What am I supposed to do?”  For many, the instinct might be different.  For some, it might be temptation to throw in the ... Read More »

Fr. Chris' Article - August 26, 2018

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 8/24/18

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, The recent news of the apparent cover-up of abuse by some bishops has been a great challenge to us all, especially those who have placed a great deal of trust in the Church and her leadership.  Rightly so. The faithful have a right ... Read More »

Fr. Chris' Article - August 19, 2018

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 8/17/18

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, This past week we saw the release of a report by the State of Pennsylvania of most of the dioceses in that state regarding all the documented cases of sexual abuse by priests in those respective dioceses.  The report listed most of the ... Read More »