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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 ... Read More »

Fr. Chris' Article - August 12, 2018

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 8/10/18

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, If you know me at all, I’m not someone who would consider myself a very ‘political’ person. However, I believe that there is a matter that is very much at the forefront of what we should be concerned about and active in that ... Read More »

Deacon Dave Article - August 5, 2018

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 7/31/18

HVAC System Upgrade for St. John the Evangelist Parish In February, we reported on plans to upgrade the HVAC system with monies pledged in the Stewards of God’s Grace Capital Campaign.  It is really exciting to be able to let you know that actual project work will begin very ... Read More »

Fr. Chris' Article - July 29, 2018

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 7/27/18

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, This past Wednesday marked the 50th anniversary of Blessed Pope Paul VI’s encyclical Humanae Vitae.  For those who are unfamiliar with this letter, it is the Pope’s reaffirming and strengthening of the Church’s constant teaching against artificial birth control.  As encyclical letters go, ... Read More »

Fr. Chris' Article - July 22, 2018

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 7/20/18

 Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, If you’ve ever watched any movies or read the books of Dan Brown (not recommended because they’re total falsified garbage, but I digress), you’ve likely heard of the organization known as Opus Dei.  Far from being a secretive and sinister conspiracy within the ... Read More »

Fr. Chris' Article - July 15, 2018

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 7/12/18

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, This last Wednesday we in the Roman Church celebrated the memorial of St. Benedict, abbot and founder of what we know today as the Benedictine Order.  It’s almost impossible to overestimate the dramatic influence on the Church and the world that this single ... Read More »

Fr. Chris' Article - July 8, 2018

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 7/06/18

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Last week I had the opportunity to attend the Sacred Liturgy conference in Salem, Oregon. It was a great, uplifting, and informative time for me to partake in, though I’m definitely glad to be back home. If you’ve ever been to the Pacific ... Read More »

Deacon Dave Article - July 1, 2018

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 6/29/18

Liturgical Colors at Mass and Other Musings about the GIRM Recently, I was asked about the color of the altar coverings and the vestments being worn by Fr. Chris and me for the Sunday Mass. In other settings such as RCIA formation, it has been my experience that people ... Read More »

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 »