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Fr. Chris' Article - September 16, 2018

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 9/13/18

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, On Saturday, September 14, we celebrated the feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, and the next day, September the 15, was the memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows. Obviously these are two celebrations on the Church calendar that are closely linked. ... Read More »

Fr. Chris' Article - September 9, 2018

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 9/07/18

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, For the last few decades in this country, the Sunday after Labor Day has been set aside as national Grandparents Day. This is a wise sector of our society to applaud and look to for guidance, for they have seen a lot more ... Read More »

Fr. Chris' Article - September 2, 2018

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 8/31/18

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

As the waves of scandal continue to rock the Barque of Peter, many of us find ourselves asking the question, “What am I supposed to do?”  For many, the instinct might be different.  For some, it might be temptation to throw in the ... Read More »

Fr. Chris' Article - August 26, 2018

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 8/24/18

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, The recent news of the apparent cover-up of abuse by some bishops has been a great challenge to us all, especially those who have placed a great deal of trust in the Church and her leadership.  Rightly so. The faithful have a right ... Read More »

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 the ... 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 »