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Fr. Chris' Article - January 19, 2020

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 1/16/20

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, I once again would like to dip into the Ask Father box to address a good question that was recently asked.  I’ll take my best shot! “When we offer Masses for the dead, the Holy Souls in Purgatory, is this specifically an action ... Read More »

Fr. Chris' Article - January 12, 2020

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 1/09/20

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, This weekend’s celebration of the Baptism of the Lord brings to a close the Christmas season.  As we get ready to step back into Ordinary Time, we are once again meant to turn our attention to sanctifying the everyday world around us.  The ... Read More »

Fr. Chris' Article - January 5, 2020

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 1/03/20

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, To many, the traditional Christmas song “The Twelve Days of Christmas” is something of an enigma. Most just assume it is an old frivolous song. Even many secularist and agenda-driven websites such as Vox and Snopes will lay out fallacious arguments as to ... Read More »

Fr. Chris' Article - December 29, 2019

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 12/24/19

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, As part of the ongoing celebration of the Christmas Octave, we commemorate two great realities tied with the coming of the Lord. The Sunday after Christmas is always the Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, and the conclusion of ... Read More »

Fr. Chris' Article - December 22, 2019

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 12/19/19

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Grace and peace to you this Christmas! I pray that this joyful feast has found a home in your hearts, minds, and souls. It is hard to believe that this is my fourth Christmas with you!  Where does the time go? I want ... Read More »

Fr. Chris' Article - December 15, 2019

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 12/12/19

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Since Wednesday, August 21st, I’ve been doing something a little different at the Wednesday evening Mass. Anyone who has attended will no doubt have noticed what it is: I am now standing on the other side of the altar. Why in the world ... Read More »

Fr. Chris' Article - December 8, 2019

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 12/06/19

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, This week on Wednesday, we celebrated a saint that we may not know too well, but who has affected so much about the way us as Catholics experience worship and devotional life, as well as art and beauty. This is St. John Damascene. ... Read More »

Deacon Vince's Article - December 1, 2019

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 11/26/19

Dear “New” Friends, Since I am a relative unknown to most of you at St. John, Father Chris has asked me to share a few things about myself by way of introduction. So, here’s the short version… I consider myself an “Evansville boy”, even though I was born in ... Read More »

Fr. Chris' Article - November 24, 2019

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 11/22/19

November 18, 2019

Dear Fr. Chris and St. John’s parish family,

Thank you for hosting me once again and allowing me to share with you at greater length the mission of Morningstar Friends.  During my visit we had 6 lambs born, I hope that’s the correct terminology, at the ... Read More »

Fr. Chris' Article - November 17, 2019

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 11/14/19

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, “Discernment.”  It is a word that we hear bandied about quite a bit in Church circles, especially under this current pontificate of Pope Francis.  In a way, this is understandable and in a sense expected, as he is a Jesuit priest originally.  Jesuits ... Read More »