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Fr. Chris' Article - February 18, 2018

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 2/16/18

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Once again we find ourselves in the great season of Lent. This truly is a wonderful and formative opportunity for us to grow closer to Christ and His Church. As you know by now, it has been my practice to introduce some changes ... Read More »

Fr. Chris' Article - February 11, 2018

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 2/09/18

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, As I’ve written about before, liturgical prayer, especially the Holy Mass, is the most important thing that we as Catholic Christians do as part of our earthly and spiritual life. That said, it isn’t so much a bunch of activity that we all ... Read More »

Dcn. Dave Article - February 4, 2018

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 2/02/18

Stewards of God’s Grace Capital Campaign This corner of the bulletin is typically filled with subjects more spiritual than temporal; however I viewed it as timely to provide an update on a few aspects of activities pertaining to the facilities at St. John the Evangelist. First, a little “history.” ... Read More »

Fr. Chris' Article - January 28, 2018

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 1/26/18

 

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, If you’ve been paying attention to the narthex the last few weeks, you may have noticed a votive stand with candles in front of the statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe.  It would seem that many have taken advantage of this and ... Read More »

Fr. Chris' Article - January 21, 2018

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 1/19/18

 

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, It has been a longstanding and venerable practice in the Church to offer Mass intentions associated with particular celebrations of the Eucharistic Liturgy.  Here at St. John’s for instance, we most often mention the intention for that particular Mass near the end ... Read More »

Fr. Chris' Article - January 14, 2018

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 1/11/18

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Well folks, we’re back in Ordinary Time once again, at least for a little bit.  As we know, green is the color of growth, and we are called to grow in the faith day by day. We are all in need of spiritual ... Read More »

Fr. Chris' Article - January 7, 2018

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 1/05/18

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, I hope that all are off to a good start in this new year of 2018!  I also want to profoundly thank all those who extended to me their wonderful Christmas wishes, cards, and generosity.  I truly feel loved and I love you.  ... Read More »

Fr. Chris' Article - December 31, 2017

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 12/22/17

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, “Is the Pope really going to change the words of the Our Father?” someone asked me the other day.  The short answer?  No. Many people have been confused by some comments Pope Francis recently made concerning the translation of the Our Father in ... Read More »

Fr. Chris' Article - December 24, 2017

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 12/22/17

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Christ is born to us in Bethlehem of Judea!  Let us rejoice with the angels! There are many things that Christmas brings to mind for many of us.  The opportunity to get together with friends and family.  The time we can set aside ... Read More »

Fr. Chris' Article - December 17, 2017

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 12/14/17

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

“Father, why are you wearing pink again?!?” If I had a dollar for every time I heard that, I’d be a millionaire.  Okay, well it may be more true to say that I could get a pretty decent dinner out, but I’ve heard ... Read More »