Browsing the 2018 archive of Fr. Chris' Article

Fr. Chris' Article - December 30, 2018

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 12/27/18

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, I pray that Christ’s Peace was upon you through the Christmas festivities!  May the grace of the newborn Christ come upon you and your family, both nuclear and extended. To this end, since we celebrate the Holy Family on this day, I think ... Read More »

Fr. Chris' Article - December 23, 2018

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 12/21/18

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, I pray that all of you have had a great and peaceful Advent, and that Christmas has/will be joyful and prayerful. In concluding the season of Advent and celebrating the Nativity of Our Lord, I simply want to offer this beautiful and profound ... Read More »

Fr. Chris' Article - December 16, 2018

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 12/14/18

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, This week we celebrated the great feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. I have written about this a couple of times before, so I will refrain from telling the story over again. If you are unfamiliar with the story of the apparition there ... Read More »

Fr. Chris' Article - December 9, 2018

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 12/07/18

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, As I mentioned last Sunday during the Masses, we have switched over to a different missal/hymnal for use during the Sunday Mass.  I was most pleased with the response of many people with regards to singing and participation.  Despite the fact that it ... Read More »

Fr. Chris' Article - December 2, 2018

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 11/30/18

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, We have just crossed the threshold of a new Church year, and today are embarking into the season of Advent.  Once again, this season is marked as a time of preparation for the coming of the Incarnate God into the world. It always ... Read More »

Deacon Dave - November 25, 2018

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 11/20/18

St. John the Evangelist Parish, Daylight - Farewell

Dear Friends, Over the past several years, it has been an amazing privilege and joy for Chris and me to be part of and to serve this great Catholic community of St. John the Evangelist. We now have come to the ... Read More »

Fr. Chris' Article - November 18, 2018

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 11/16/18

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, As you are well aware by now, since August of this year we have had the privilege of having a new house of formation for young men discerning priesthood in our diocese. The Father Deydier House of Discernment at the Sacred Heart campus ... Read More »

Fr. Chris' Article - November 11, 2018

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 11/09/18

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, As you are reading this, I am working on Women’s Cursillo #95. I pray the weekend has been good and fruitful for you! What a wonderful celebration we had with our 150th anniversary party. It was wonderful to have so many to come ... Read More »

Fr. Chris' Article - November 4, 2018

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 11/02/18

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, This week is truly a week of anniversaries!  In addition to the celebration of our 150th anniversary as a parish, we are also celebrating another smaller but also important anniversary. On the 7th of November we are also celebrating the 8th anniversary of ... Read More »

Fr. Chris' Article - October 28, 2018

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 10/26/18

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, In the vein of last week’s article on the sanctity of human life, recently a movie was released in theaters that might be one of the most important films you have never heard of. It is titled Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest ... Read More »