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Fr. Chris' Article - November 10, 2019

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 11/08/19

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Those who attended one of the Masses last Sunday will recall Miss Shannon Mehaffey and her beautiful testimony of faith and her evangelical witness. For those who missed it, Shannon is a young woman originally from New Orleans who is currently working as ... Read More »

Fr. Chris' Article - November 3, 2019

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 10/31/19

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, About three weeks ago I wrote an article asking for prayers for the outcomes of the so-called “Amazon Synod” that was happening in Rome for much of this past month.  I want to thank those who have offered prayers for the Pope and ... Read More »

Fr. Chris' Article - October 27, 2019

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 10/25/19

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, As I write this, we are wrapping up our priest convocation here in the diocese of Evansville. It has proven to be a wonderful time of recollection and brotherhood for me in particular, and many of the brothers in the priesthood in general. ... Read More »

Fr. Chris' Article - October 20, 2019

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 10/17/19

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, We continue our journey through this month of October, a month dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary. Last Sunday was the 102nd anniversary of the miracle of the Sun at Fatima in Portugal, one of the universally approved apparition sites of Mary. Most ... Read More »

Fr. Chris' Article - October 13, 2019

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 10/10/19

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, This last week in Rome, the so-called Amazonian Synod began, and will continue through most of the month of October.  There has been a flurry of speculation and commentary on this in the Catholic blogosphere and other Catholic news for many months leading ... Read More »

Fr. Chris' Article - October 6, 2019

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 10/04/19

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, As we step into the month of October, it is also worth noting that this is also regarded in the Church as the month of the Most Holy Rosary.  It is chiefly known as such because of the celebration on October 7th of ... Read More »

Fr. Chris' Article - September 29, 2019

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 9/27/19

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, As many may be aware, we have once again begun the adult religious education sessions here at St. John’s. These began last Sunday as we entered once again into Stephen Ray’s Footprints of God series. Those who participated last year might recall that ... Read More »

Fr. Chris' Article - September 22, 2019

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 9/20/19

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, For the past several months, here at St. John’s there have been monthly “healing Masses” on Wednesday nights, with the normal Wednesday evening Mass being followed immediately by a healing service. What does this entail, exactly?  Usually we have two groups of two ... Read More »

Fr. Chris' Article - September 15, 2019

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 9/13/19

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, By the time anyone reads this, I’ll already be back from my pilgrimage in Assisi, Italy. This is of course the birthplace of several saints, most famously Francis and Clare. As I believe I’ve mentioned before, the image of these great Franciscan saints ... Read More »

Fr. Chris' Article - September 8, 2019

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 9/06/19

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, I wanted to take the opportunity this weekend to speak to a question that I have frequently received concerning the distribution of Holy Communion at Mass.  In particular, there are questions concerning why we are not currently receiving the Eucharist under the form ... Read More »